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Several short articles on Peyronie's disease are provided on this Web page. Peyronie's disease is a condition affecting the penis. For additional articles, please visit eMedTV's Peyronie's disease health channel.

What Is Peyronie's Disease?

Occurring mostly in middle-aged men, Peyronie's disease is a condition characterized by a plaque that forms on the penis. Mild cases may result in symptoms like pain and reduced flexibility of the penis. In severe cases, the hardened plaque can force the penis to bend or arc during an erection.
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What Causes Peyronie's Disease?

Though experts do not know the exact cause, many believe that the plaque associated with Peyronie's disease occurs following trauma to the penis. Some believe that autoimmune disorders also increase your risk.
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Treating Peyronie's Disease

The goal of treatment is to help the affected person stay sexually active. Since this disorder progresses differently in each person, some men will improve without any treatment. However, in severe cases, surgery may be required.
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