Will I pass Peyronie’s disease on?

Men with Peyronie’s disease often worry about passing it to their sons.

While doctors are not sure if Peyronie’s disease can be inherited, it does tend to run in some families. That means if one family member has Peyronie’s disease, his male relatives may be more likely to eventually have it, too.

If you have Peyronie’s disease, it may be a good idea to talk to your sons or brothers about it. Sharing such personal information can be difficult. You may want to begin by explaining what the condition is, the symptoms it causes, and that it may be caused by injury during sex or by other injuries to the penis. Emphasize that they should be careful during sex and avoid excessively bending the penis.

Your son or brother probably won’t be able to do anything to prevent the disease, but he will at least know what to look for and when to see a doctor.

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