- Men's Health & Wellness
My Husband Says His Penis Hurts And We Have Stopped Making Love - What Can Cause This ?
Peyronie´s Disease May Be The Cause
If you have previously enjoyed a loving physical relationship with your husband. It can be very upsetting when it seems like he no longer finds you attractive and is reluctant to make love.
It´s only human nature to think the worst and jump to conclusions. Especially if he refuses to talk to you about it.
But the fact is, there are many causes of lack of interest in sex as we get older, and although your husband may still think you are the sexiest woman on the planet.
He may be suffering from Peyronie´s disease, sometimes called Induratio penis plastica ( IPP) which make´s sex so painful and sometimes psyically impossible he starts to turn away from you.
What Is It ?
Peyronie´s disease or IPP is caused by a hard lump or plaque, like scar tissue, forming in the penile shaft and causing curvature and pain in the erect penis. The curvature may become so pronounced over time that penetration becomes difficult or in severe cases impossible. This is why early diagnosis and treatment is advisable.
Problems due to this disease usually appear in middle age, but younger and older men can also be affected.
The plaque or lump formed in the penis is benign or non cancerous.
It´s thought that the disease may begin as a localised inflammation or localised bleeding inside the penis following some kind of trauma.
There is also evidence to suggest that sufferes may have a family tendency to it and also it could be linked to Dupuytren´s contracture ( where the fingers start to pull inwards towards the palm of the hand)
Symptoms may develop slowly or appear overnight. They are as follows.
A noticeable bend or curve in the erect penis.
Narrowing or shortening of the penis.
Problems with penetration and pain. Either before or during penetration and intercourse.
If intercourse is possible, there may be swelling and bruising to the penis afterwards.
In many cases the pain may lessen or disappear after a while. But the bend or curvature may still continue to cause a problem, making penetration difficult or sometimes impossible.
Various treatments are available. Traditional. Non Traditional, or Alternative.
You can discuss treatment options with your doctor or medic and decide which you are most comfortable with.
Treatments may include.
Corticosteroid or Verapamil injections into the Penis.
Vitamin E supplements.
Surgery or Radiotherapy.
There are organisations and help sites specifically for those suffering from Peyronia´s disease. And lots of information on the disease and available treatment options.
Get It Sorted
Many men feel too embarrassed to talk about any problems relating to the penis, so he may try to hide it from you by turning away with no explanation. Peyronie´s disease is much more common than the sufferer may realise.
So if you are the wife or girlfriend and notice your man is looking a little different lately. Talk with him, explain about Peyronie´s , and see if you can get him to make an appointment at his doctors or Medic´s. After all the disease is not only affecting him. It may be causing a problem within your relationship too.
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Disclaimer And Thanks
Please note..I am not a medical professional or a doctor Or in anyway connected to the medical profession and this hub is for guidance only . A Doctors or Medic´s advice should always be sought right away if there is anything about your health which is causing you concern.
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