Perhaps on of the biggest barriers to getting treatment for Peyronie’s Disease is the initial embarrassment and awkwardness of seeing a urologist for the condition. However, delaying treatment can make curvature of the penis worse by increasing damage to penile tissue. If you think you have Peyronie’s Disease, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Here are a few ways to make going to the doctor easier.
Photos from Home
Although your urologist will need to physical examine the flaccid penis to determine diagnosis and possible Peyronie’s Disease treatment options, many urologist offer the option to take photos of the erect penis from home, and then bring the photos to your appointment for assessment.
Measurement for Diagnosis
To assess the level of severity of Peyronie’s Disease your urologist will require specific measurements of the penis. While this can be done in a doctor’s office, there is an option for accurately measuring the extent of the penile curvature. The device, known as the PDAD, or Peyronie’s Disease Assessment Device, was developed by UroSciences and is the first device of its kind . Available to both patients and medical professionals, the easy-to-use P.D.A.D. allows patients to measure the severity of Peyronie’s Disease from the comfort of home.
Tracking specific measurements of the penis before and after treatment are important to successful treatment of Peyronie’s Disease. Similar to using the P.D.A.D. for initial assessment of PD, patients and medical professionals also select the P.D.A.D. for measuring and tracking improvements in penile curvature.