Peyronie’s Disease and Penile Shortening

Penile Shortening caused by penile fibrosis can be damaging to the overall health of the penis.  Penile Fibrosis is the hardening of tissue within the sort tissue of the penis.  Most of the time the shortening of the penis will be seen in the erect state. There’s only a finite amount of space in the organ. As the body attempts to fill the penis with the same amount of blood as before when the fibrotic mass wasn’t within the organ area, something “has to give” by the law of displacement. 

What gives is often lost length, indentions, severe curvature, or hourglass shaping.

Does Peyronie’s cause the penis to shorten?


Due to displacement, Peyronie’s disease can disfigure the penis. Every penis has a limited quantity of available space. If fibrosis and plaque take up more space, something else must give way.

Significant fibrosis in the penis organ is associated with reduced length and shaft indentations22. The severity of each is generally proportional to the size and precise location of the penile plaque.

According to our findings, patients who get ExoSurge treatments while also adhering to our stretching and VED regimen restore nearly all of their lost size once the Peyronie’s fibrosis and plaques are fully eradicated.

We have been trying novel modifications in the exact force and focus of the pulsated gas technology treatments within areas of morphing penile shape, which we anticipate will improve these outcomes in the years ahead.

22Bonillo MA, Garaffa G, Ralph DJ. Addressing residual penile deformity in the Peyronie’s Disease patient during penile implant surgery. Current Sexual Health Report. 2007;4:163–166.

Will my Peyronie’s disease diagnosis cause erectile dysfunction?

Unresolved Peyronie’s instances nearly invariably result in some degree of erectile dysfunction23 because the tumorous mass healthy blood flow required to produce an optimal erect state, in the same way that sludge buildup in a drainage pipe impedes effective water flow. 

Peyronie’s ED symptoms are distinguished by an inability to get an erection or the upper portion of the penis not getting entirely hard while the base is completely engorged.

Again, the accumulation of fibrotic bulk and penile plaques causes these consequences.

[23] A. I. El-Sakka, “Prevalence of Peyronie’s disease among patients with erectile dysfunction,” European Urology, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 564–569, 2006.

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Will my Peyronie’s disease diagnosis prevent me from having sex?

It is possible to have intercourse, but it may be uncomfortable or difficult for you or your partner. The more significant the curve, the more difficult sex is.

Can Peyronie’s disease cause infertility?

No, the testicles and urethra are utilized for reproduction and are unaffected by Peyronie’s illness. Urination is not influenced in the same way.

While the actual ejaculation process is unaffected, possible adverse effects include ED, significant penile curvature, and penile numbness, which may make getting to the point of ejaculation more difficult.

Does my diet affect Peyronie’s disease?

The prevailing thought has been what you eat, or drink has no impact on a Peyronie’s case.

However, we discovered that drinking alcoholic beverages on a regular basis can significantly contribute to the development of Peyronie’s disease-related penile fibrosis. We discovered that alcohol can influence fibrotic development in the penis in the same way that it causes liver cirrhosis.

This is especially important if you decide to seek Peyronie’s treatment. According to our research, a patient who regularly consumes alcohol will not have a healthy recovery.

In our research, we discovered additional dietary factors.

Is Peyronie’s disease genetic?

Both yes and no.

No, the disease is not a hereditary trait in and of itself.

Yes, because certain inherited traits and conditions predispose you to more easily trigger the significant fibrosis that causes Peyronie’s disease from minor penile trauma that would otherwise not affect men. As a result, your risk of developing Peyronie’s disease may be genetic.

Autoimmune disorders, connective tissue disorders, Dupuytren’s, Marfan’s syndrome, lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, and Behcet’s syndrome, as well as a predisposition to Type II Diabetes or alcoholism, are examples of inherited traits.

Although men with congenital curvature do not develop Peyronie’s disease as quickly as men with the symptoms listed above, they are a subpopulation of men who are predisposed to the disease.

However, according to our estimates, a man with a congenital curvature is about twice as likely to be injured during sexual activity.

A patient with certain “predisposition for Peyronie’s” factors will almost always be diagnosed with PD. Such predispositions turn a simple micro trauma for an average male into a full-fledged penile injury case with associated heavy fibrotic plaque response for the predisposed male.

Can Peyronie’s disease cause urinary issues?

No. Peyronie’s disease does not cause urinary problems. If you have urinary problems, make sure to tell your doctor about any symptoms you have.

Furthermore, Peyronie’s disease does not cause blood in the urine. Urologists should be consulted as soon as possible to determine the cause of blood in the urine, which is usually caused by other treatable diseases.

Can my partner catch Peyronie’s disease from me?

No, Peyronie’s disease is not contagious or caused by a communicable disease.

How long does Peyronie’s disease last?

The traditional response to this question is: “For 90% of men, Peyronie’s disease is life-lasting condition that gets progressively worse in the absence of any effective treatment to reduce / remove the penile fibrosis causing symptoms”.

According to our research, Peyronie’s disease is a life-long condition that affects 100% of men who contract it. The handful of men whose symptoms “go away” are only postponing the inevitable and turning an easily treated case into a far more difficult diagnosis later on.

Is Peyronie’s disease painful?

Both yes and no.

Peyronie’s disease is excruciatingly painful24. This is especially common in acute cases that result from a specific penile injury. However, even in the long-term chronic phase, discomfort may persist. Its severity varies depending on the individual.

Persistent microtrauma is the most common cause of Peyronie’s disease. When this happens, discomfort usually appears only if the tunica’s increased penile fibrosis and plaques put stress on the surrounding tissue during erection due to the specific dimensions and positioning of the tunica’s increased penile fibrosis and plaques.

Regardless of how severe their case is, some men with Peyronie’s disease experience little to no physical pain.

[24] F. L. Taylor and L. A. Levine, “Peyronie’s disease,” Urologic Clinics of North America, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 517–534, 2007.

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Do you want to know if ExoSurge is right for you? We provide a free initial case consultation over the phone to evaluate your current condition and determine if ExoSurge treatment is appropriate for you in the future. Most insurance plans (including Medicare) usually cover the costs of the extensive testing required to develop an accurate treatment plan for your Peyronie’s disease. However, there will be out-of-pocket expenses for care, which can be costly if you travel from out of state and must include travel costs, lodging, and meals.

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