Does Peyronie's Disease Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Peyronie's disease is a result of the formation of plaque, a type of scar tissue, under the skin of the penis which causes it to curve when erect. This plaque could be a result of an injury to the penis or could also be because of genetic factors. The exact cause of the disease remains vague. Without timely intervention though, Peyronie's disease may worsen over time and hence it is always better to consult your health care professional as early as possible.

Does it cause ED?
Peyronie's disease may cause problems in getting and maintaining an erection. But many individuals report the presence of erectile dysfunction before the Peyronie's disease symptoms set in. It has been estimated that at least 30% of those with Peyronie’s disease might also have erectile dysfunction, of which over a half of these people have reported that the erectile dysfunction was observed first. In cases where erectile dysfunction begins after the Peyronie’s disease symptoms, it may be a result of the curvature or pain from the condition.
So, to answer the question, yes, the disease may cause ED or it could also be an indicator of the onset of the disease, as is often the case.

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