Peyronie’s disease, is a condition of uncertain cause, it is characterised by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms within the penis. The plaque develops on the upper of lower sides of the penis in layers surrounding erectile tissue. It begins as a localised inflammation and can developed into a hardened scare.
Penises vary in shape and size, and having a curved erection isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. But Peyronie’s disease causes a significant bend or pain in some men. Cases of Peyronie’s disease range from mild to severe. Symptoms may develop slowly or appear over-night. The typical signifying characteristics include, pain, a bend in the erection and problems gaining an erection (Erectile Disorder).
Adapted from: Porterbrook Clinic and Sheffield Hospital Andrology Service Information on Peyronie’s disease.