In Peyronie’s disease, a scar tissue called plaque (different from the type of plaque that affects the arteries) develops under the skin of the penis. Usually, this plaque builds up, leading to curved erections, or the penis might become indented (like an hourglass) or shorter. The condition can lead to erectile dysfunction, painful erections, and stress and anxiety. It can also prevent suffers from having sex.
If you suspect you have Peyronie’s disorder, you should see a urologist as soon as possible – the sooner you receive treatment, the better your outcome. Treatment will vary from case to case and might involve anything from monitoring or injections, to surgery.