I have not been a frequent poster, but am a regular reader. I am also a Master Degree RN/Family Nurse Practitioner that is working toward a doctorate. I have noticed, in several PMs from various men on several forums, that many Peyronies Disease sufferers have also been diagnosed with hypotestosteronism/hypogonadism. I am considering this topic for a doctoral thesis. The (rough draft) question: Is low testosterone related to Peyronies Disease? To be more specific, could low testosterone result in a weak erection, which could result in trauma to the corpus cavernosa with intercourse/masturbation....eventually presenting as Peyronies Disease?
I have no real valid basis for this hypothesis at this point, other than scientific curiosity, and I would want to do a literature search (prior to posting) if you are interested. A VERY rough draft of a suggested questionnaire:
1. Have you ever had your testosterone level checked?
If no, please skip to question 5
2. What was the level
3. If you regularly receive testostrone injections, or if you use a gel, what is the dose you receive
* less than 99 mg
* 210 mg +
4. How frequently do you receive this injection?
* every 3 days or less
* every 4-5 days
* every 6-10 days
* every 11-15 days
* every month
* other _________________
5. If you use a gel, what dose doe you apply?
etc. etc, etc I will also want to have a section that assesses low testosterone symptoms, in the event that someone has/had the symptoms but did not get a blood level. (this would need more attention and testing for bias & consistency)
This is just floating an idea for membership/guest input & suggestions.