Thursday, 6 January 2011

Email - Pentoxifylline for congenital curvature

Dear Peyronie's Disease UK,

I have heard that pentoxifylline doesn't help with congenital curvature if there are similar symptoms, but no plaque. Is this true?

Best Regards,

B

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Dear B,

Pentoxifylline helps to reduce inflammation and plaque. In the congenital condition there is no scarring to speak of so pentox is of no use. In one respect that's unfortunate, but with the congenital condition, you are at least in a position where the condition is totally stable, and suited to other therapies like traction (if it's minor curvature), and surgery. That you mentioned you have 'similiar symptoms' to peyronie's disease suggests to me that you should really try to get a diagnosis on what exactly is going on here. Maybe this is not a wholly congenital situation.

Thanks,

Peyronie's Disease UK

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