WHAT IS PEYRONIE'S DISEASE?The plaques are hard, thickened and stiff areas, actually a kind of internal scarring. In this fibroid tissue also calcium compounds can accumulate, making the plaques even harder.


The three main characteristics of cavernositis are:

– One or more small hard lumps underneath the skin, or a continuous hard, stiff and thickened area.

– Abnormal bent or crooked penis when erect. All penises have some curvature, but by this disease, the penile bend increases, and one may get a very curved penis. The penis may be bent as a banana or in an angular fashion. The penile bending is most often up, but may be down, to the left side, to right or sloping.

-The bending is usually to the same side as that of the hard thickened area when the penis is erected.

-The hard areas in the erected penis may look like bumps, making the penis irregular.

– Sometimes the penis bends greatly enough to make sexual intercourse difficult, or impossible.

– Pain during erections caused by the pressure from the hard areas in the penis, or from the


The exact cause of the induration is unknown. It's not a sign of an underlying serious condition, and it is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is possible that the disease can begin with an inflammation in the penile tissue. An inflammation may be caused by an allergic or auto-immune reaction. Although the Peyronie's disease is not an infection, an initial infection can damage the penile tissue and cause an inflammation that develops into Peyronie's disease. Men having the inflammatory condition called Systemic Lupus Erytematosus more often get Peyronie's disease.

Vitamin E deficiency seems to be a contributing factor in causing the disease. Diabetes may cause damage of blood vessels, and if this damage occurs in the erectile bodies of the penis, Peyronie's disease can develop. Peyronie's disease is sometimes a side effect of the drug Inderal (propanolol) used against high blood pressure.

Sometimes a physical injury to the penis that causes internal bleeding, or a series of such injuries, is the initial cause. A habit of violent sexual activity may cause such injuries. It is thought that some men may have a genetic disposition to the condition.

Plastic induration of the penis is not a cancer, and cannot cause cancer, however a lump or deformation in your genitals that develops, must be examined.


Not all men with Payronie's disease require treatment. The disease sometimes go away by itself. If the condition is pronounced, it is also difficult to find a remedy that can cure every sign of the disease, but several methods can take away most penis changes associated with Peyronie's. Here is a survey of treatment methods used today.

Tamoxifen – In its early stages of the disease a medication called Tamoxifen has been shown to prevent the formation of the fibrous plaque by Peyronie's disease. This drug is also used in the treatment of breast cancer, but the two conditions are not related.

Vitamin E and B – Vitamin E and B is sometimes effective in easing the pain and as a treatment for the penile deformity by Peyronie's disease.

Verapamil – Verapamil, often used in the treatment of high blood pressure, has been shown to decrease the size of the plaque and decrease the pain when injected directly into the plaque, and thus also improve the penis shape distortion by peyronie's disease.

Shock wave therapy – Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or ESWT, a new treatment, is being used in some hospitals for the Peyronie's disease. Although the initial results of this new approach to treat Peyronie's disease have been promising, the long-term outcome is still undetermined.

Surgery – This is sometimes considered if Payroni's disease has lasted for a year or more and it hasn't progressed or regressed for at least three months. By the Nesbitt procedure one removes tissue opposite to the curve to straighten the penis. Another procedure involves putting a graft or part of a vein within the fibrous plaque to lengthen this area. In certain cases of Pyrenees disease, surgical insertion of a penile prosthesis (implant) is recommended.

Radiation therapy – This treatment modality has been tried, but the results are unpredictable and sometimes the opposite of the intended one.

Traction devices – On the market, you can buy mechanical devices to use on the penis some time daily that gently pull upon the penile tissue to straighten out the penis, and thus mending the penis from the curvature caused by Peyronie's disease.

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19 thoughts on “Disease Lupus Caused

  1. Nikki

    What type of disease could result from chronic tiredness?
    i am always tired, I don’t think it’s really normal. I could sleep the whole day if you let me. I have tried things like sleeping less or sleeping more, but I am still tired and weak. is there any kind of disease that that could result from? I have already been tested negative for anemia.

    1. Anama

      So many things can cause fatigue. Some have been covered here. Mono, Lyme disease, lupus, celiac disease or any malabsorption issue, thyroid issues, etc. Apnea or some other sleep disorder is an excellent suggestion, by the way!

      I have celiac and I also happen to have Lyme right now. When my celiac was active I was NOT anemic, but was still very tired all the time (so do look into that and consider getting tested if any of the symptoms seem to fit or you have a family member with celiac). Lyme has not been a lot of fun either… I sleep and sleep and it is never enough, but with Doxycycline I am feeling better.
      You will need more testing to help determine what is going on with you, I wish you luck, a tenacious Dr. who won’t give up or tell you that you are “depressed” to make you go away so s/he doesn’t have to admit that they don’t know, and a speedy diagnosis.
      And I am serious about not taking the “you are depressed diagnosis” seriously. If they ever say that and you know you are not depressed just say,”Oh, I understand. That means you don’t know what is happening and now you want to blame it on me. Well, thank you for your time, I am getting a second opinion now.” and leave.

  2. Johnny C

    What is a disorder or disease caused by a malfunction of the cell nucleus?
    I have a project due soon, and I’ve been searching like crazy trying to find an answer to this question. I know Parkinson’s disease has something to do with the nucleus, but all of the websites I have found are very difficult to understand. If you can help, thanks so much!

  3. jalen0213

    How can my mom beat these ailments?
    My mom has many sicknesses and disease.

    She has Crohn’s disease, lupus, auto-immune disease, hypertension etc..
    She takes about 8 different prescriptions, but sometimes she takes all of them at once,(which scares me sometimes). Is it wrong for her to take them all at once? Even if they are for different things? Anyway, she is overweight too and always eats the wrong things, and that’s not helping her either. But, does anyone know any natural ways or others ways she can really get rid of these diseases, or things she can do on her own other than take pills. PLEASE HELP!

    1. Bud

      I don’t know how old you are but from your question I would guess you are an adult. So there may some things you could do to help. (even if you are not an adult you can still help)The first thing you should do is to check with her doctor or even the pharmacist where she gets her prescriptions. Make a list of her drugs and ask either of them about drug interactions and what to watch out for. Also ask if any of her pills will act as an appetite enhancer. Lupus is an auto-immune disease ( systemic lupus erythematosus, also called SLE) which can cause inflammation of tissues. If your mom is taking prednisone for the inflammation it enhances her appetite and has several other side effects. Lupus affects many areas of the body requiring different medications. One of the symptoms is weight fluctuation. Check out the websites I have listed. Maybe you could get the doctor to tell her about her eating habits and what the excess weight does to her. Believe it or not doctors will at times prescribe medications to help the just symptoms presented to them at the time she is there and not give adequate instructions as to how and when to take the meds. The various meds can have interactions and sometimes additive side effects. Often you may have to act as her health advocate. You may have to get a bit firm (but polite), with the doctor to get the answers you need. Never be afraid to get a second opinion either. The Crohn’s disease is a separate condition although it involves inflammation of the digestive tract just as Lupus can cause inflammation of tissues. It is a complicated disease which causes many symptoms. Lupus needs careful monitoring and sometimes different meds to treat maladies as they crop up. The hypertension could be affected by some of her meds, the lupus, and, of course, her excess wight. She will need all the help and support you can give. I wish your mom and you the best. Take care.

  4. lalalala

    What is a disorder or disease caused by a malfunction of the cell nucleus?
    I have a project due soon, and I’ve been searching like crazy trying to find an answer to this question. I know Parkinson’s disease has something to do with the nucleus, but all of the websites I have found are very difficult to understand. If you can help, thanks so much!

  5. pollydoodle

    Can anyone tell me about funding for lupus and why more funding is needed?
    I’m trying to learn more about this disease and do some research on it. I’d appreciate any information I can get about funding and some reasons on why more funding is needed. Thank you.

  6. Joe

    What is the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease?
    I have recently been diagnosed with gluten intolerance but does this mean I have celiac disease? I have always wondered this because after being diagnosed I have heard a lot about gluten intolerance but I haven’t heard much about celiac disease? Is this the same thing? Or are they entirely different?

  7. tnamarie1

    Can lupus cause excruciating knee pain?
    My 13 yr old son is still undergoing testing for a diagnosis. The drs think he may possibly have a Rheumatological disease (Lupus, Stills, etc). He may be having a “flare up” presently. He came down with a virus and 2 days later his knees began to hurt. They have been hurting so severely now for a week he hasn’t been able to walk on them. Can Lupus or any other Rheum. disease cause this?

    1. ☮Alyssa☮

      Yes, joint pain is a very common symptom of lupus. If your doctor does not know about this, you should notify him of it right away.

  8. Aries

    What in a chart causes a person to catch lupus?
    My sister has this and I seen where if a person has lupus, it will show in their chart and comes from karma. Do astrologers really say that, and how do they know? Then what could she do to prevent herself from getting sick with lupus?

    1. lala

      YES ; a good astrologer will know [ in a detail chart] which disease and weakness are dormant in your system

      Jupiter ; talk about liver and pituitary gland

      To prevent lupus ; a healthy diet and regular exercise would be a GREAT help of prevention

  9. Concerned

    What could be wrong? I have multiple symptoms and the doctors cant find the cause.?
    I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. None of the medicines prescribed have helped. I have chronic joint pain, chronic muscle spasms, extreme body temperature (I get really cold and then I will be really hot at the same temperature.) Recently, I have noticed that certain foods/drinks are tasting like dirt. Please no rude answers. This is a serious matter and I am concerned. I have been tested for RA, lymes disease, lupus..and others.

    1. JMITW

      are you currently taking topamax? that will make things taste bad.

      diagnosing a person with fms just because they can’t find the real cause is malpractice..

      doctors just want to give the easy answer to get their paychecks and support their upper middle class lifestyle with expensive homes, cars, trips, jewelry, etc

      fms is not a label for unexplained pain–it is a specific neuro condition

      fms is highly over diagnosed by these idiot docs who have no clue and can’t be bothered to educate themselves…..most people diagnosed with fms actually have something else–some aren’t sick at all….

      have you tried an endocrinologist, have your hormone levels throughly tested, vitamin D

      also look up lyme literate MD

  10. MaluLanix0x

    What is the difference between Lupus affecting the nervous system and MS?
    What symptoms are different for each? How are they different and how are they the same? How common is it to have Lupus (SLE) and a neurological disorder such as MS?

    1. Linda R

      Both lupus and multiple sclerosis are autoimmune disease in which the immune system goes haywire and attacks healthy parts of the self.

      In multiple sclerosis, the immune system destroys the myelin sheath or fatty covering of the nerves. This can result in loss of transmission of signals.

      In lupus, neurological symptoms can include things like seizures and neuropathy, or nerve pain. The mechanism by which lupus causes these things is not the same as in MS.

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