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I am a 64 year old man and I live in Northern Ireland. In my early fifties, I started to have erection problems and for the next 7 years, I attended several doctors, clinics and hospitals. I was prescribed various drugs, injections, vacuum pump, gels, etc. but nothing worked. What surprised me was the fact that none of the doctors noticed I had Peyronie's.

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I have had surgery for dupuytrens contracture (which failed) but while reading up on this problem I found out about Peyronie's and realized that the slight bend and pain in my penis was indeed this condition. On informing my doctor that I thought I had Peyronie's he referred me to yet another doctor who confirmed what I already knew. I was advised to take extra vitamins and I would have further tests later on.

After 3 years attending doctors and having tests I was advised that the only treatment was penile implants. I thought at last I was going to get some results. Unfortunately, there are no surgeons in Ireland who are experienced in this procedure so I was sent to a hospital in London. The doctor there advised me my condition was very bad, the Peyronie's had affected the entire shaft of my penis. After a short discussion, I decided to go ahead with the surgery.

While everyone in the hospital were very attentive and looked after me really well I was less than happy with the results. I have been left with a short stump of a penis with an excess of foreskin, which makes sex almost impossible.

After 10 years I am no better off. The surgery was quite painful and required a lot of time to recover. I am resigned to the fact that nothing more can be done and I will just have to live with the results. I do wish I had given the procedure more thought, as it is often stated surgery really is the very last option.

There is lots more I could say about this operation but I do realize that everyone is different and while things did not work out for me it could be quite successful, but do find out as much as you can and do not rush into surgery. In my own case I do feel if I had been treated sooner things may have been different, I think my condition was to far advanced indeed the surgeon informed me the surgery had been very difficult.

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Birgir January 30th, 2014

Thank you very much for sharing your story with My Peyronie's readers.

Hopefully it will make some men think twice before committing to irreversible penis operation. As you rightly say, it can work for some, but men should not rush into any penis surgery, it should always be the last resort.

William 2nd June, 2015

I'm 51 years old and I have peyronies. Had an injury (bent badly) early in teens and bent more as years went by. Became completely broke at 49 yo and  I'm considering penile implant surgery. I cannot penetrate or masturbate at this point.

Does anyone else have story about the surgery? Please I'm scared and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

  • Birgir 2nd June, 2015

    I'm really sorry to hear about your condition. Penis surgery may be the last choice of Peyronie's treatment but it can be good, and sometimes, the only choice (as it sounds in your case). You may have already read my articles about this subject but just in case I'm linking to those that may be of interest to you (and others in similar position).

    First, which surgery to go for depends on the condition, not preference. Plication is only an option for men that can achieve erection and have less than 60 degrees curvature. Those that have more severe curvature (60 degrees or more) have grafting surgery if they can achieve erection or penile implant if they cannot achieve erection.

    I hope some of My Peyronie's readers that have experience of any penis surgery will share their experience with them. Brandon has already shared his experience, you should find it encouraging. You may also find my answer to J question helpful but he asked if penile implant will get rid of the penis curvature.

    I'm assuming you have already seen a doctor and discussed your options with him. You can also find stories on Peyronie's forums.

    I wish you all the best with your treatment and hope you keep us posted about your progress.

    Best regards,

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