Thursday, 24 November 2011

Recent Email

Dear Peyronies-disease.co.uk, I was diagnosed with Peyronie's Disease over 15 years ago. It was painful and I had a bent banana shaped penis. My consultant was at a loss as to what to do, but in the end suggested we try a course of ultrasound treatment - a 20-30min session once a week. It got better each week, and after about 6 treatments I was completely cured. The consultant, and I, were amazed at how well it had worked. I've been free of the problem until two or three weeks ago when I noticed a painful lump just over an inch from the tip this time. I know it's Peyronie's as the symptoms are identical, but rather than go through the slow process of GP referral and NHS waiting lists I've decided to buy one of the many ultrasound devices on sale these days, and treat myself. If it doesn't show improvement in a month I'll go to my GP. I hope this information is useful to you. Please reply if you need more information. Regards (Name Removed)

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Ultrasound treatment has a rather mixed performance with some people swearing by it, and others thinking that it's entirely ineffective. The author OF this recent email to the site seems rather pleased with it. I believe that it is, or has been, offered on the NHS for quite some time for the treatment of peyronie's disease. A brand new extracorporeal shock wave therapy study suggests that this type of treatment can help with pain and erection quality rather than plaque. It may be the case that whether or not this treatment is successful depends somewhat on when exactly it is carried out.