You’re not alone if you’re living with Peyronie’s disease, a rare form of erectile dysfunction that causes a bend in the penis. More than 9% of men may develop this condition, which can make having an erection painful and interfere with your ability to have sexual intercourse.
Due to the nature of this condition, it’s not unusual to experience anxiety, embarrassment, and relationship problems in addition to physical symptoms. As a result, many men don’t seek help, so the problem may be more widespread than indicated.
Understanding Peyronie’s disease and how to take control of your condition are the first steps in improving both physical and emotional issues. The wellness experts at Ovation Wellness in Madison, Mississippi, provide professional diagnosis and treatment of Peyronie’s disease and all types of erectile dysfunction for men struggling with this condition.
Our caring staff are experts in the administration of the Priapus Shot®, or P-Shot®, an innovative treatment that uses the power of your body’s platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat Peyronie’s disease and other types of erectile dysfunction. After a thorough consultation that includes your medical history, a physical examination, and diagnostic tests, our staff determines whether the P-Shot is appropriate for your needs.
Learn more about the P-Shot and how it may help improve symptoms and restore normal sexual function.
Understanding Peyronie’s disease
Peyronie’s disease occurs when scar tissue, called plaque, forms under the skin of your penis. The scar tissue results from injury or damage to the penile tissue, which activates the scarring process. The plaque can result from a significant trauma or a series of smaller traumas such as those that occur with normal intercourse.
The penis loses elasticity in the areas where the scar tissue forms. Plaque on the top of the penis causes an upward curve during an erection; plaque on the bottom results in a downward curve. When more than one plaque develops, it can result in complex curvatures.
Other symptoms of Peyronie’s disease can include plaque that surrounds the penis, causing a bottleneck in the penis shaft. In some cases, indentations or divots occur instead of a curvature. Loss of penis length is also common.
What the P-Shot does
The P-Shot® is a patented injected procedure that uses growth factors from your blood to jump-start the natural healing process. A type of regenerative therapy, the P-Shot involves extracting PRP from your blood, then injecting the substance into your penis.
Using PRP instead of whole blood delivers the highest concentration of platelets. The concentration of platelets in PRP is 5 to 10 times greater than the overall concentration of platelets in your blood.
The cell-rejuvenating benefits of platelets, which contain hundreds of proteins and growth factors, accelerates natural healing. Platelets also generate the growth of new, healthy cells by attracting blood flow to the area where they’re injected. The results can help straighten the penis and increase its length and girth, restoring the length lost to symptoms of Peyronie’s disease.
How to get the P-Shot
You can receive a P-Shot in the convenience of our office. The procedure typically takes under an hour and requires minimal recovery time. You can likely return to your normal activities the day following your treatment.
Getting a P-Shot starts with a blood draw from your arm. The PRP is separated from your blood with a centrifuge.
Before you receive the injection, the targeted area is treated with a numbing cream. The injection involves the use of a small needle to minimize discomfort.
What to expect after the P-Shot
While you may experience temporary swelling or redness at the injection sites, adverse reactions to your own blood are uncommon.
Avoiding sexual intercourse in the days immediately after your P-Shot protects injection sites from the risk of infection. You may also be advised to limit physical activity since chafing or sweating can irritate the treated areas.
While you may achieve some immediate results, it can take about four to six weeks to see the full effect of the P-Shot. You may need to repeat the P-Shot every six to eight weeks for up to three injections to achieve positive results.
Find out more about treating your Peyronie’s disease with a P-Shot. Call our office today to schedule a medical consultation.