At Flagstone Medical, we know how to get rid of fibrous plaque or scarring within the penile shaft. Penile shaft scarring or fibrous plaque buildup is most often diagnosed as Peyronie’s Disease. Peyronie’s Disease is usually the result of penile trauma that causes curvature of the penis. The trauma can be due to multiple factors, such as sports-related activities, accidents at work, penile fractures, genetics, and overzealous sexual activity over a lengthy period of time. The most noticeable sign of Peyronie’s Disease is a significant curvature to the penis and painful intercourse. Symptoms are caused by the development of scar tissue causing a significant bend to the penis, erectile problems, pain during intercourse, and plaque buildup. However your symptoms developed, we can help permanently treat them.
Peyronie’s is a common disease amongst men who are often unaware of it, so unfortunately, the consequences are underreported and underdiagnosed. This can be because over years, microtraumas can occur, which creates scarring. That scarring causes the curvature to form and a painful erection that many would not be able to track. Certain risk factors may increase your risk of developing this type of condition. Men who’ve had prostatectomy for prostate cancer, diabetic men, and men with connective tissue disorders, or erectile dysfunction have a higher prevalence of Peyronie’s Disease.
When is treatment necessary for plaque buildup or scar removal?
Having a slightly curved penis is generally nothing to worry about. The disease results from incorrect wound healing. It does not mean that the scar tissue itself is bad; The disease encapsulates the negative consequences of excessive scar tissue formation. You may need to worry if there is a significant bend to the penis in any direction. When that happens, the scar tissue forms fibrous plaques that have built up underneath the skin of the penis. Depending on how the plaque has formed, typically on top of the penis, the curve of the penis will mimic the plaque buildup when it stiffens. If there are symptoms that resemble Peyronies disease symptoms, seeking professional advice and an official diagnosis to prevent symptoms from worsening is the best option. Symptoms such as pain, the feeling of a scar, or pebble-like feeling underneath the skin of the penis confirm this.
Phases of Peyronie’s Disease
There are two phases of Peyronies disease: acute and chronic. The acute phase is an early stage of the disease that spans between a couple of weeks to a year. During this phase, you may see an odd curvature, a lump under the skin of the penis, or pain when erect. At home, you can attempt to reduce symptoms of the acute phase. Unfortunately, there is no absolute cure for how to get rid of fibrous plaque, since the problem oftentimes stems from genetics and could eventually heal. At best, you can apply a self-massage, consume vitamin E, or alter your diet, among other treatment. Penile traction therapy and injection therapy are available, as well. These are potential conservative non-invasive ways to relieve pain that are worth trying.
The chronic phase is a worsening of the symptoms from the acute phase. Treatment options are penile traction or injection therapy as well as surgery. Surgery is a last resort and is usually reserved for those who have several plaques that have formed. It is important to note that Peyronies’ plaque accumulation is not deadly and is noncancerous. Even after plaque buildup, surgery isn’t performed by doctors until the condition is sufficiently worse or unbearable. The problem is, when faced with an undeadly treatment, people suffering from conditions have an understandable tendency to avoid surgery. Surgery is scary and is known to cause additional steps to achieve the goal of the procedure, such as circumcision.
What is The Best Treatment for Getting Rid of Fibrous Plaque or Scarring Within the Penile Shaft?
Besides surgery, pulse wave therapy treatments are put into practice for Peyronie’s plaque removal. There are two kinds of pulse wave therapies to note: acoustic wave therapy and linear wave therapy. Acoustic wave therapy deals with more superficial skin conditions. Linear wave therapy goes below the surface to resolve issues that affect the dermis. This relies on energy waves using an electromagnetic pulse. The initial applies a low emission of energy waves, while linear wave therapy pinpoints areas using high energy. Flagstone Medical offers an unobtrusive, non-surgical pulse wave therapy procedure designed over a series of appointments to dissolve symptoms, including Peyronies disease plaque.
A device is passed over the affected area – like a massage essentially – to stimulate large swaths of the epidermis. Underlying blood vessels, damaged tissue, and plaque buildup are targeted via neovascularization. Neovascularization is the construction of new blood vessels to improve circulation impaired by physical trauma and disease. This is especially for those who have suffered from injuries to the area, be it from work or activities.
The results show a break up in years of overgrown scar tissue for a stronger straighter erection. There is little pain and no medications to take. If these things are important to you, this may be your chance to avoid surgery and injections for a less stressful experience. For additional information about Flagstone Medical and penis plaque removal using acoustic wave therapy, call Flagstone Medical today!