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You or your doctor may notice an abnormal hardening of the tissue below the skin, in one area along the shaft of the penis.
During erection, there may be:
A bend in the penis, which usually begins at the area where you feel the scar tissue or hardening
Narrowing of the penis
Problems with penetration or pain during intercourse
Shortening of the penis
Signs and tests
The health care provider can diagnose curvature of the penis with a physical examination. The hard plaques can be felt with or without an erection.
The doctor may use injected medications to cause an erection. Or you may provide your health care provider with pictures of the erect penis for evaluation.
An ultrasound may show the scar tissue in the penis, but it is not necessary.
When diet and health modifications have failed to alleviate erectile dysfunction and the patient has tried all forms of the oral medications , the patient must then be counseled on the remaining types of therapies, including the prostaglandin family of medications. These are medications that act locally in the penis to give an erection. This differs from the pill or " Viagra " type of medications that require the central nervous system (i.e., the brain) to tell them to work. This type of medication comes in two preparations and can be delivered in two routes (injection or penile suppository). The first route is by injection into the penis. The common brand name for this medicine is Caverject or alprostadil (generic). This medication also comes in various strengths as the pills do. A lot of patients do not like this option for obvious reasons. It does require the injection of the medicine into the base of the penis. The medication is dispensed in a small via...
Generic Name: SCOPOLAMINE - TRANSDERMAL Pronounced: (sko-PALL-uh-meen) scopolamine Base TD Interactions
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist)
may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring
you for them. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before
checking with them first.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use,
antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine, meclizine)
antispasmodics (e.g., atropine, dicyclomine)
certain antiarrhythmic drugs (e.g., quinidine,
certain drugs for Parkinson's disease (e.g., levodopa,
MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue,
moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline,
phenothiazines (e.g., promethazine,
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