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Since one patient’s inquiry may provide information to another, Doctor Gelbard is opening an anonymous public forum as an online exchange for the questions of patients, physicians, and family. Hopefully this will become a place to share your concerns and experiences. Submission to this Forum implies your consent for the material and commentary to appear on the site or in subsequent educational publications. The doctor’s commentary is intended to be educational information for the public, not individual medical advice. The unique background of each person must be considered when making medical decisions, which requires a specific history and examination. Topics submitted from all sources will be posted anonymously unless specifically requested to the contrary.

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 I know that the numbers for very bad results from Xiaflex injections are very low (~1% for penile fracture). This sounds great to clinicians, but it’s a real concern to someone like me, who\’s considering proceeding with that procedure, but weighs it against a very questionable upside. My question is has Dr. Gelbard\’s practice developed any sort of definition of risk factors for the very bad outcomes, like fracture, or is that still characterized as a totally random occurence, independent of any sort of observable predisposition?
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 I was recently diagnosed with Peyronies and my symptoms are also recent (diagnosed about 2 weeks ago and noticed symptoms about 1 month ago). I’m currently being treated with Pentoxifylline 400 mg x 3 per day and L-Arginine 1000 mg x 1 per day. I’ve noticed several changes during the Acute Phase. First I had a slight hour glass shape at the base, on the right side only, with a shortened penis when erect and no curvature. Now, a few weeks later, I have an hour glass curve on my left side with a 30 to 45 degree curvature to the left, but the curvature is soft and I can straightened it easily (by hand) and I have no pain. Also, I have regained some of the length. Are these typical changes during the Acute Phase? Also, is there any rhyme or reason as to the progression of changes through the acute phase?
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