Frequently Asked Questions about Peyronies Disease

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.

>> What Is Peyronie’s Disease? Cause & Treatment for Penis Curvature
Peyronie’s disease is not actually a disease, but moreso a condition in which causes the penis to curve to the left or any other direction when erect. For a more thorough explanation, visit

>> What is the meaning of Peyronie’s disease?
Peyronie disease: A condition of uncertain cause in which a plaque (a hard lump) forms on the upper or lower side of the penis in layers containing erectile tissue resulting sometimes in severe curvature of the penis. … Peyronie’s disease begins as a localized inflammation and can develop into a hardened scar.

>> Is Peyronie’s disease common?
Peyronie’s disease is quite common, being that it generally effects at least 9% of men to some decree.

>> Why does it curve to the left?
It’s common for the penis to curve slightly to the left or right when it’s erect. But if you have a more significant bend in your penis, which may cause you pain or difficulty having sex, see your GP or go to your local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic. These can sometimes be symptoms of Peyronie’s disease.

>> Is Peyronie’s permanent?
Peyronies can be permanent if you don’t take action to reverse the damage. No matter when you begin combating the condition, your success will depend mostly, if not solely, on how serious you are about fixing the problem.

>> Can peyronie’s disease heal itself?
The short answer is no. The longer answer is that once the penis reaches a point where it is considered as suffering from peyronies, then the damage is already past the point of where it can correct itself, as if it could have then it would have already done so. This is why it is most important to try to catch the problem in the earliest stages to have the best chance for success. Many men are too embarrassed to ask for help or seek guidance on the condition so instead let the condition get worse while becoming depressed or stressed over thinking about it.

>> Is Peyronie’s disease treatable? Can Peyronie’s disease be cured/corrected?
Peyronie’s disease is treatable to a certain degree, but it will not make your penis 100% straight, but it can get you around 90 to 97% if you stick with it and follow the actual procedures as closely as possible.

>> What is the best treatment for Peyronie disease?
Though there are multiple treatments for the peyronie disease, such as Vitamin E, the first FDA-approved medication for Peyronie’s disease known as collagenase clostridium histolyticum (Xiaflex), aminobenzoate potassium, surgery, supplements, and others… the proven absolute best treatment for Peyronie’s disease to correct the abnormal curvature is a traction device for peyronies.

>> How To Cure Peyronies Disease?
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>> Is Peyronie’s disease inherited?
This is still unknown, but there is currently research undergoing to determine whether or not genes are a factor.

>> Is Peyronie’s disease contagious?
It is impossible of this condition to be contagious, as stated before. Peyronie’s disease is not really a disease, it is just the term that was first used to describe the curve in the penis, which was new and misunderstood at the time the French doctor Dr. Peyronie first diagnosed a person with the condition.

>> How much is a xiaflex injection?
Xiaflex injections costs approximately $3,500 per injection, so a full course of eight injections would cost about $28,000 or more dollars. This does not include any other fees the doctor will most likely add, as they always do. Keep note that many doctors already use less expensive drugs off-label to treat Peyronies, including injections of a generic blood pressure drug.

>> How does xiaflex work?
Prescription XIAFLEX ® is injected into the scar tissue, or Peyronie’s plaque. XIAFLEX ® works to help weaken and break down the plaque. This, along with gentle stretching and straightening activities, can help to straighten the curve in the erect penis caused by Peyronie’s disease.

>> What is the drug xiaflex used for?
XIAFLEX ® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a “cord” can be felt. XIAFLEX ® is injected directly into the cord that is causing your finger to be bent.