Peyronie’s disease is an embarrassing and often painful curve of your penis.
Not every curved penis is Peyronie’s disease, and not every occurrence of Peyronie’s requires treatment.
However, if the curve of your penis is severe enough to cause you discomfort, erectile dysfunction, or painful intercourse, then you likely have Peyronie’s Disease.
If you know, or suspect you may have Peyronie’s Disease, the next step is seeking medical treatment. But what kind of doctor should you see?
Doctors Who Treat Peyronie’s Disease
A general practitioner can diagnose and treat Peyronie’s disease. A better choice could be a urologist. Urologists specialize in the treatment of urinary health in men, and often other “penis problems,” such as erectile dysfunction.
However, a recent report by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that “only a minority of urologists treat men with Peyronie’s Disease.”
In a six month review of cases, involving over 6000 practicing urologists, the University found only 15% treated Peyronies.
Even the small percentage of urologists that treat Peyronie’s, prescribe the most traditional treatments, such as prescription drugs and surgery. Because they see so few cases of Peyronie’s they may not be up on all of the latest alternative Peyronie’s Disease treatments.
An Alternative Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease
The FDA recently approved a drug called Xiaflex for treating Peyronie’s. The drug has shown some promise, but, in most cases it does not completely correct the curve. In some men with Peyronie’s, Xiaflex has had no effect at all. And, of course, like any prescription medication, Xiaflex has a “laundry list” of side effects.
Did you know that there is surgery-free, drug-free treatment for Peyronie’s Disease? Instead of drugs or invasive surgery it relies on your body’s own healing ability to correct the curvature typical of Peyronie’s.
The secret is Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP. Because it is made from you own blood, PRP injections for Peyronie’s Disease have little or no side-effects. Basically, PRP is a concentrated solution of stem-cells and growth factors.
Before being developed as a treatment for Peyronie’s, PRP injections were successfully used to cure erectile dysfunction (ED). In cases of ED, a PRP treatment such as the P-shot, increases blood flow to the penis, and promotes the regeneration of erectile tissue. In men with Peyronie’s Disease, PRP injections have the same effect. But, PRP not only helps cure ED that often accompanies the condition, it can reduce the curvature of the penis.
PRP injections to treat Peyronie’s include the P-shot, the Gaines Enhancement, and the Gaines Enhancement Plus. If you have Peyronie’s, why not contact our office today, and see if one of these PRP for Peyronie’s treatments is right for you.