Diagnosing Peyronies Syndrome with Bent Penile Injury Pictures

self photo illustrationPeyronie’s Syndrome can be confirmed by a qualified urologist, without recourse to expensive tests or xrays. It has a characteristic history:

  • Pain with erection
  • Bending and or indentation of the erection
  • Loss of penile length
  • In some cases, pain is absent

There are specific findings on examination:

  • One or more hardened areas, or Peyronies plaque, within the wall of the erection chamber
  • Reduced elasticity of the flaccid penis
xray image

Bent penile injury pictures, usually taken at home by the patient, can establish the degree and type of distortion present. They become an important record of the condition, and are helpful for tracking response to therapy.

X-rays or ultrasound pictures are not mandatory, but they can show when plaque calcification has occurred. This finding, which relates to the potential reversibility of the condition, is also important when Peyronies Disease Treatment is being considered.

blood pressure testing illustration

In the past, penile to brachial blood pressure ratio was used to test arterial flow.

Testing the integrity of the erection mechanism is recommended prior to surgery.

duplex doppler scan

High resolution penile duplex Doppler ultrasonography can evaluate both arterial and venous components of the erectile response.