American Male Medical
Peyronie’s Disease Specialists
Peyronie’s Disease Specialists in Dallas, TX
Peyronie’s disease is a frustrating condition that makes what should be pleasurable and fun, a painful and discouraging experience! At American Male Medical, we offer extensive treatment options for Peyronie’s disease to help you enjoy the feeling of sex once again. Our doctors provide expert and compassionate care for this condition.
How do I know if I have Peyronie’s disease?
The two main symptoms of Peyronie’s disease are painful erections and a curved, angled, or distorted penile shaft that is most obvious when the penis is erect. Usually, the presence of these two symptoms is enough to provide a conclusive diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease. However, your doctor may also request a duplex ultrasound test to get a closer look at the blood circulation of the penis and to see exactly where the plaque build-up is. If you think you might have Peyronie’s disease, make an appointment with one of our doctors at American Male Medical! We can evaluate, diagnose, and appropriately treat your symptoms.
What causes Peyronie’s disease?
The leading cause of Peyronie’s disease is injury or trauma to the penis. Even a mild injury to the penis can result in Peyronie’s disease. This disease occurs when blood vessels in the penis begin to leak, sending blood to areas of the penis, which are not meant to receive blood. The body’s immune system reacts to the blood vessel leak and develops scar tissue on the penis, which can make erections quite painful. Genetic defects and low testosterone can also cause Peyronie’s disease.
How can you help me with Peyronie’s disease at American Male Medical?
At American Male Medical, we have a variety of treatment options available for Peyronie’s disease! Our treatment options include:
- Medications: tamoxifen, colchicine, carnitine, or potassium amino-benzoate are all oral medications that have proven to help Peyronie’s disease.
- Injections: collagenase (Xiaflex®), verapamil, or interferon is injected into the scar tissue or plaque of Peyronie’s disease.
- Penile traction therapy: this treatment option involves a device that stretches the penis out to improve length and reduce any deformity.
- Stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: either of these therapies are excellent for healing the scar tissue that causes pain with Peyronie’s disease.
- Shock wave therapy: through the use of high-frequency sound waves, we can break up the plaque in the blood vessels and stimulate the growth of new vessels to help with Peyronie’s disease.
Your doctor might also recommend surgery. However, surgery is a last resort and is only a realistic option when the disease has moved from its initial acute phase, which lasts about 12 to 18 months, to the chronic phase.
What should I expect from Peyronie’s disease treatment?
The first part of your treatment will consist of a discussion with your assigned specialist. During this consultation, we will evaluate your condition and ask you about your medical history so that our doctor can present the most viable treatment options for you. The nature of your treatment and disease will dictate the next steps. We do not guarantee that your penis will be perfectly straight after the procedure, but we will do everything we can to help it function properly without pain.
Will my insurance cover Peyronie’s disease treatment?
Most medical insurance companies cover treatment of Peyronie’s disease! Make sure you confirm all the necessary details regarding coverage of Peyronie’s disease treatment with your insurance provider before your appointment. If your benefits provider covers Peyronie’s disease treatment, you can work out the details on our side with our financial coordinator.
If you suffer from Peyronie’s disease, don’t merely persevere through the pain, come to American Male Medical in Dallas, Texas to experience relief! You can book an appointment with us either online or by calling us! Our clinic is located at 1850 Lakepointe Drive Ste 500 in the Lewisville suburb of Dallas, Texas, and is open during the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Tuesday to Friday, and we are closed on Saturday to Monday.