Just A Reality!!!!! Peyronies Disease Part 2 of 3  

ohcurious14 59M
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5/14/2006 4:17 pm

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Just A Reality!!!!! Peyronies Disease Part 2 of 3

Ok i'm sure alot of you are saying, good god and going into denial, but the fact of the matter is it is a horrible disease. Peyronie's Disease in itself is not an ED(erectile dysfunction) but it can lead to it if no measures are taken. I have been given many samples of Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra and for most part they provide little or no benefit. Like i said in first post, the symptoms are never the same. And the most frustrating part is you would think that if you find some type of stimulation that provides the stimulation that is needed to achieve orgasm it would work everytime right? Wrong!!!! At least on me I very rarely get the stimulation i need twice in a row and it's not because it wasn't tried but it is because the stimulation that worked 1 time is not effective the next. Now are you beginning to see how important the Communication is as well as having a very understanding partner? I am truly blessed beyond words from that standpoint.

Now for some Medical info and this is from Mayo Clinic website.
Overview
No one notices your problem – except you and your partner. It's painful and makes having sex difficult. Your relationship may have become strained because of it.

Peyronie's (pa-ro-NEEZ) disease causes an uncommon sexual dysfunction that results from a bent penis during erection. The disease is characterized by a hard, fibrous layer of scar tissue (plaque) that usually develops under the skin on the upper or lower side of the penis. When the penis is erect, the scar tissue pulls the affected area off at an angle, causing a curved penis. The plaque, formed by thickened layers of erectile tissue, is noncancerous (benign).

Francois de la Peyronie, a French surgeon, first described Peyronie's disease in 1743. Because Peyronie's disease involves deformity of an erect penis and may impair sexual intercourse, doctors have historically classified the condition as a form of impotence, currently referred to as erectile dysfunction (ED). Although Peyronie's disease can involve ED, doctors recognize ED as only one factor that may or may not be associated with the disorder.

Sometimes Peyronie's disease improves without treatment, so your doctor may initially recommend a wait-and-see approach. Other options for treatment of Peyronie's disease involve nonsurgical and surgical approaches.

Signs and symptoms
The signs and symptoms of Peyronie's disease may appear overnight or develop more slowly.
In my case i noticed difficulty even achieving an erection while attempting to masturbate.
These may include:

Painful erection
A bend or curve in your penis during erection.
Inflammation under the skin of your penis that develops into hardened scar tissue
A thick band of hard tissue on one or more sides of your penis
Narrowing of the diameter of your penis during erection
Impaired ability to obtain an erection (erectile dysfunction)
I had all of the above symptoms.
Scar tissue that develops on the top of the penis will cause the penis to bend upward. Plaque on the underside of your penis will cause it to bend downward. More rarely, hardening may occur on both sides of the penis, causing indentation and shortening.
My scar tissue wasn't on top but had all the other symptoms.

In many cases, pain caused by Peyronie's disease may decrease after a short period of time. However, the curvature may persist even if the pain subsides. In some men with a milder form of the disease, inflammation may improve without causing a lot of pain or permanent bending.
This was all true in my case as well.

Causes
Male reproductive system
Doctors and researchers don't completely understand what causes Peyronie's disease. A number of theories exist, including:

Injury to the penis. Trauma to the penis from being hit or bent abnormally while erect or during intercourse may cause small tears in the tissue. It may also cause small blood vessels in the penis to rupture and bleed internally. Abnormal healing can result in the development of hard, thickened scar tissue (plaque) under the skin of the penis. With repetitive trauma, the plaque may develop tough fibrous tissue (fibrosis) or calcium deposits (calcification) and result in the deformity.
Autoimmune disorder. Some studies suggest that Peyronie's disease may be an autoimmune disorder. A man's immune system may respond abnormally and cause plaque to form in the penis. However, Peyronie's disease isn't related to other autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
Collagen abnormality. Peyronie's disease may be caused by an abnormality in the substance that builds and remodels connective tissue (collagen).
Medications. Some drugs list Peyronie's disease as a possible side effect. Most of these drugs belong to a class of blood pressure and heart medications called beta blockers. These drugs are also used to treat glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and seizures. Developing Peyronie's disease as a side effect of these drugs is rare. Check with your doctor before discontinuing any prescribed drug.
Although injury to the penis may explain sudden (acute) cases of Peyronie's disease, cases that develop slowly or disappear quickly with no apparent trauma to the penis remain unexplained.In my case no trauma was ever inflicted to the penis. Since first being diagnosed with Peyronie's Disease, My symptoms have diminished such as the pain, I still have an indentation that can be felt, and have lost some thickness. The toughest part is at any age, not allowing the emotional scars of this disease to depress you into a corner. It is by no means a very humbling feeling to think in your head you are less of a man. I know those thoughts can be very painful and hard to accept. It is when the man has these emotional issues your mate needs to lend her comfort, her support, her compassion, her input and that it be openly discussed asap. I am fortunate i still maintain a huge sex drive. I am fortunate my mate understands and is so supportive.
To be Continued...




rm_metalmama69 42F
3878 posts
5/15/2006 6:07 am

Thank you for sharing!!


ohcurious14 59M
1683 posts
5/15/2006 12:03 pm

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    This was some very insightful reading..thank you for sharing this.I would be the kind of woman that could understand something like this,if her man would share it..I read both parts.
I knew without a doubt MzHuny you would be this way and understand. A hug and a kiss for ya sweetie.


ohcurious14 59M
1683 posts
5/15/2006 12:05 pm

You're very welcome .


Flyrodder55 61M

5/15/2006 12:10 pm

OHC, My hat is off to you... Kudos for being man enought to talk about it. It takes a REAL man to admit to inadequacies. The problem is not something that takes away from you as a man... however... talking about it like you did greatly adds to your character. I humbly bow to your presentation OHC!


ohcurious14 59M
1683 posts
5/15/2006 12:24 pm

Thanks Fly. Coming from you i humbly accept your bow. I just felt compelled to talk about it in hopes i can bring it to light and prevent someone from possibly ignoring symptoms.


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