Treatments may include:
- Corticosteroid injections into the fibrous band of tissue
- Potaba (a medicine taken by mouth)
- Radiation therapy
- Shock wave lithotripsy
- Verapamil (a medicine used to treat high blood pressure)
- Vitamin E
If medicine and lithotripsy do not help, and you are unable to have intercourse because of the curve of the penis, surgery may be done to correct the problem. However, surgery carries a risk of impotence. It should only be done if intercourse is impossible.
The condition usually gets worse and leads to the inability to have intercourse. Impotence can also occur.
The condition may make intercourse difficult, painful, or impossible. Surgical correction may also lead to impotence.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your health care provider if:
- You have symptoms of curvature of the penis
- Erections are painful
Review Date : 4/5/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.