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