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The aim of the present study was to investigate which PD specific factors (e.g., degree of penile curvature, levels of pain) cause most distress and to further explore whether there are specific subgroups of patients that report particularly high levels of psychological distress. Data were available for N = 119 men with a clinical diagnosis of PD presenting at a private Uro-Andrology in Germany. The strongest complaint of men with PD was being bothered by the look of the penis as opposed to being distressed by the pain (3.48 vs. 2.11). 75.4% reported having significantly less intercourse due to PD and for 61.4% this was very bothersome. Plaque size correlated positively with the level of symptom bother (r = 0.73, p < 0.05). Furthermore, men with a stronger curvature reported more concerns regarding size and form of the penis (r = 0.18, p < 0.05), more overall sexual dissatisfaction (r = -0.38, p < 0.001), and more PD related psychological and physiological symptoms (r = 0.58, p < 0.001). 44.4% of patients had a concurrent ED. Highest level of symptom bother was reported by men with a a strong curvature and a comorbid ED. Clinicians should pay special attention to patients presenting with extreme penile deformity and impaired sexual functioning, as they show the highest levels of psychological distress. Here, additional psychosexual support might be necessary.

International journal of impotence research. 2018 May 25 [Epub ahead of print]

Andrea Burri, Hartmut Porst

European Institute for Sexual Health, 20534, Hamburg, Germany. ., European Institute for Sexual Health, 20534, Hamburg, Germany.

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