Peyronie’s disease is a condition that affects the penis, causing the development of a fibrous plaque that can result in curvature, pain, and other sexual dysfunction. The disease is named after Francois Gigot de la Peyronie, a French surgeon who first described the condition in 1743.
The exact cause of Peyronie’s disease is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to injury or trauma to the penis, which can lead to inflammation and the formation of scar tissue. This scar tissue can cause the penis to bend or become curved, making sexual intercourse difficult or painful.
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