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The goal of treatment for Peyronie's is to help the affected person stay sexually active. Since this disorder progresses differently in each person, some men will improve without any treatment, and only require education about the disease. Severe cases may require surgery. While still unproven, several types of experimental treatments are available, such as vitamin E and iontophoresis.

Peyronie's Treatment: An Overview

Men with Peyronie's disease usually seek medical attention because of painful erections and difficulty with intercourse. Since the cause of Peyronie's disease and its development are not well understood, treatment is usually empirical, meaning that doctors prescribe and continue methods that seem to help.
The goal of Peyronie's treatment is to keep the person sexually active. Providing education about the disease and its course is often all that's required.

Recommendations Regarding Treatment for Peyronie's

No strong evidence shows that any treatment other than surgery is effective for Peyronie's disease. Experts usually recommend surgery only in long-term cases in which the disease has stabilized and the deformity prevents intercourse.
Because the course of Peyronie's disease is different in each person, and because some men experience improvement without treatment for Peyronie's, medical experts suggest waiting one to two years or longer before attempting to correct it surgically.
During the waiting period, people are often willing to undergo experimental treatment options whose effectiveness have not been proven.
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