Q. My husband has Peyronie’s disease. I can’t remember the last time we had sex. I know it’s been over a year.
He has seen our primary doctor and a urologist. The only treatment the doctors recommended was vitamin E and something called Potaba. The urologist wants to treat the condition non-invasively, without surgery. This is fine and all, but it’s NOT WORKING!
What now? Are we doomed to a life without sex?
A. In Peyronie’s disease a patch of skin on the penis becomes fibrous and loses its ability to stretch. This may cause an erection to bend or curve, making intercourse difficult or impossible in severe cases.
Trauma may contribute to this condition. Attempting intercourse with an incomplete erection or being overly vigorous may lead to tears or bruises that could later result in Peyronie’s. But many cases of Peyronie’s have no known cause.
Treatment is controversial, since no single approach has been consistently helpful. Urologists have experimented with vitamin E, Potaba and ultrasound. Sometimes symptoms disappear spontaneously.
To learn more about Peyronie’s and medications that may the condition worse, please check out this link. When you go to that article you will also learn about a treatment with injected verapamil. Sometimes surgery can make a difference. Here is more information about surgery and other treatment options.