Sexual Dsyfunction

Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie’s disease, also called curvature of the penis, is a condition where a hard lump or plaque (scar tissue) develops inside the penis. It can be painful and cause the penis to bend during intercourse. 

Cases can be mild or severe and can develop gradually over time or suddenly, sometimes as the result of trauma or injury. Some cases of Peyronie’s disease will resolve on their own without treatment. The condition can also run in families, which suggests there may be a genetic cause. Peyronie’s disease is not contagious, is not a sexually transmitted disease, and is not cancer.

Peyronie’s Disease Treatment

Peyronie’s disease may be treated with medications, such as Verapamil, to soften the plaque or lump. For severe cases, surgical treatments may be considered to remove the plaque, or implant a penile prosthesis. While treating Peyronie’s disease can be complicated, the Men’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Program has participated in research to study new treatment options.

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is a common condition where ejaculation or orgasm occurs during intercourse sooner than the man or his partner would like. It’s estimated that as many as one in three men experience premature ejaculation at some point in their lives.

A thorough medical exam can rule out any underlying medical cause. For most men, premature ejaculation is caused by anxiety, overstimulation or psychological reasons.

Premature Ejaculation Treatment

Treatment for premature ejaculation may include medications, counseling, and practicing relaxation and other techniques to delay ejaculation. Preventing or controlling premature ejaculation may take a combination of treatments, and research into better treatments continues.

Testicle Pain

Pain in the testicles can have many causes, including infection, trauma and sexually transmitted disease. Other medical conditions can also cause pain in the testicles, including hernias, kidney stones, varicocele, vasectomy, nerve damage related to diabetes, testicular torsion (twisted testicle) or testicular cancer.

Pain can start elsewhere in the abdomen or groin and spread to the testicles. It may be sharp, sudden pain, or dull pain that develops gradually. It may come and go or remain constant over time. A painful lump, bump or mass may also be present.

Testicle Pain Treatment

A testicular mass is not always a testicular tumor, but it's important to be evaluated. Diagnosing the cause of testicular pain, or a lump or mass, is vital to determining the appropriate medical or surgical treatment. Serious conditions such as testicular torsion or testicular cancer need immediate, comprehensive care. The Men’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Program has the experience to diagnose and treat all causes of testicular pain, lumps and masses. We work closely with other specialists, such as oncologists for testicular cancer, to make sure each condition is addressed appropriately and promptly.