Peyronie’s Plaque: Lump in the Penis.

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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What is Peyronie’s Plaque?


Peyronie's in MenPeyronie’s plaque
refers to a formation of scar tissue often with calcification within the penis.  Typically, the scar tissue is located in the wall that holds the penis together, called tunica albuginea of the penis.

Oftentimes, one can feel a small mass or ‘lump‘ that corresponds to Peyronie’s plaque.  Sometimes there is no palpable lump in the penis and the diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease is suggested by pain in the penis, penile curvature, or hourglass appearance of the penis.  

It is not uncommon for more than one penile plaque or lumps to be found in the penis in men with Peyronie’s disease. 

Not all penile lumps are Peyronie’s plaques. Other causes of lumps in the penis may be penile cancer, dystrophic calcification, and other conditions.  It is important to see an urologist for evaluation.

Penile ultrasound can be performed to visualize penile plaque.

What Is The Cause Of Penile Plaque?

The reasons for the formation of penile plaque leading to Peyronie’s disease are complex.  Scar formation involves the interaction of genetics, modifiable risk factors such as diabetes, and penile trauma.

Some men with Peyronie’s disease have a history of penile pain during sex and subsequently notice penile curvature a few weeks or a few months later.  Other men do not recall any history of trauma.

Penile trauma may be microscopic and not obviously painful or noticeable to the patient.  The abnormal healing process that usually leads to the resolution of the scar tissue, causes abnormal scar formation which asymmetrically shortens and contracts penile tissue.  This leads to penile curvature.

Some men are genetically predisposed to Peyronie’s disease and also have Dupuytren’s contracture (scar tissue on the palms of the hands and fingers causing curvature or difficulty opening up the palm or straightening the fingers).

Occasionally, men with particular medical conditions such as diabetes, priapism, and kidney failure are predisposed to forming calcified plaques in the body. When this process occurs in the penis it can lead to Peyronie’s disease.

Does Everyone With Peyronie’s Disease Have a Penile Plaque?

Many patients with Peyronie’s disease have a palpable lump in their penis called “Peyronie’s plaque“.   Some men with Peyronie’s disease do not have a palpable Peyronie’s plaque.  Sometimes but not always Peyronie’s plaque can be seen on ultrasound of the penis.

A man without a palpable Peyronie’s plaque can still have Peyronie’s disease if they have any of the other symptoms that commonly occur with Peyronie’s disease:  bent penis, pain in the penis or penile narrowing.

What are the Symptoms of Penile Plaque

What’s the Treatment for Scar Tissue in the Penis?

Treatment options for penile plaque depend on the severity of symptoms and the quality of erections.  In general treatment options include:

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of Peyronie’s disease including penile curvature, narrowing of the penis, shortening of the penis, pain in the penis, and ED.  
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for treatment of Peyronie’s disease, sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy (Xiaflex, Verapamil injections, Interferon), shockwave therapy for penile pain, penile plication, plaque excision and grafting, and penile implant surgery.
  • Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.

Scheduling Appointments for Peyronie’s Treatment at New York Urology Specialists


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Peyronies Disease and ED Are Treatable in Nearly Every Man

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction.  We understand the challenges that Peyronie’s disease and ED create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for Peyronie’s disease that fit your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with sexual problems including Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for ED.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for Peyronie’s disease and erectile dysfunction.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex ED Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

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Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


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