Peyronie’s Disease is NOT Pearly Penile Papules

Pearly Penile Papules is very different from Peyronie’s Disease. While they present similar symptoms, it’s important to understand the distinction between these two penile conditions in order to best manage your penile health.

As described on WebMD, Peyronie’s Disease is a condition where plaque develops on the lower side or shaft of the penis. It can present symptoms such as irritation, swelling, inflammation, and scarring. Along with these symptoms, it can also cause pain during an erection. While the exact cause of this condition is unknown, because the condition often goes away on its own within six to eighteen months, it is thought to be caused by trauma that causes internal bleeding inside of the penis. Other possibilities are vasculitis, tissue disorders, and heredity causes. In some cases, these symptoms need medical attention when they do not go away on their own.

Pearly penile papules are very different. This condition is mostly a cosmetic issue. Papules are naturally occurring, often appearing and disappearing throughout a man’s lifetime. They present as a ring of small, thick callous-like growths that appear in a ring around the head of the penis. Some men choose to get rid of these growths with cosmetic treatments.

While both of these conditions are not life threatening, it is important to speak with your doctor about your symptoms. You could be presenting early signs of a sexually transmitted disease.

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