How do I know if I have Peyronies disease?

Doctor,  Can you tell me how do I know for sure if I have Peyronies?  I went to my family doctor urologist last week because my penis started to bend to the right 2 months ago and it hurts.  After being in the room with me for less than 3 minutes and not even touching me, he said he was not sure if I have Peyronies so he told me to come back in 6 months to see if it gets worse.  It is driving me crazy not knowing for sure what is happening. Do I have PD or not?  Please help.  Carl

 

Greetings Carl, 

Sorry to learn of your problem and the difficult situation you are in. 

Unfortunately, no one can diagnose a condition as complex as Peyronie’s disease solely on the basis of the limited information you have provided.  While in your description there are certainly aspects that sound like you have PD, there is no way to say with any certainty without a direct examination.  

Typically, there are three primary criteria that must be fulfilled in order to establish a diagnosis of PD:

1.    Presence of one or more scars or nodules felt under the skin of the shaft

2.    Pain during erection

3.    Recent development of bend or significant distortion 

It is possible to make a diagnosis without one of the above, if the other two are strongly affirmative.   My advice is that if you are in doubt about the condition affecting you in this way, you should go to a urologist specializing in PD, or at least one who says he has considerable experience in this area, and ask him these same questions.   Do not allow another doctor to get away with the poor care that has been provided to you previously.

You deserve to have the peace of mind that comes from knowing exactly what it is that is affecting your health in this way.  

Good luck to you and let me know what the answer is to your question, please.  TRH

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