Peyronie’s disease manifests as flat lumps, plaques or hard bands in the lining of the erectile tissue under the skin of the penis. These plaques may cause the penis to bend, develop a narrow neck along the shaft, or to contract. The plaque usually manifests as a hard lump where the penis curves. The disease may cause the penis to hurt with or without an erection, and for men with severe cases, an erection may become rare or impossible.
It is not known how common Peyronie's disease is, partly because men with the disease are often reluctant to go to a doctor, but it probably, and rather astonishingly, affects something like 2% - 10% of men of European ancestry who are between 45 and 60.
Unlike Dupuytren's and Ledderhose disease, Peyronie's disease seems to have no particular tendency to be associated with men whose ancestors came from northern Europe.
In about 2 in 3 men, the disease stabilises and does not progress, while the pain associated with erections decreases. In the remainder, the curvature associated with Peyronie's disease gradually worsens.
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