Peyronie’s disease: the penis condition that affects one in 10 men
The results pointed to a condition he had never heard of before, but which affects as many as one in 10 men: Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s is an often painful scarring or bending of the penis that can make sex uncomfortable or impossible. Peyronie’s may also be genetic in some men, while studies have in some cases linked it to low testosterone. Like many men who develop Peyronie’s, Jones initially feared a cancerous growth. As well as the bend, Peyronie’s can cause broader dysfunction and performance anxiety.