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Author Topic: How Is Corporal Fibrosis Diagnosed? Via Ultrasound?  (Read 940 times)

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maxster

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How Is Corporal Fibrosis Diagnosed? Via Ultrasound?
« on: February 22, 2018, 05:35:47 PM »

I can't seem to find an answer on this no matter how hard I look/research.

How is corporal fibrosis (scarring of the actual spongy bodies, as opposed to the tunica albuginea) diagnosed? Is it through regular ultrasound?

I fear that I may have an area that is potentially experiencing this (visited 2 urologists and 2 men's sexual health specialists) but I can't seem to find anyone that knows much about it.
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Re: How Is Corporal Fibrosis Diagnosed? Via Ultrasound?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 01:51:58 PM »

Hi Maxter, my doctor did a doppler ultrasound while erect and his report stated that it showed no signs of corporal fibrosis. It's not clear exactly which part of the scan looks for it though unfortunately. So I'm not sure if a regular ultrasound would also diagnose it.
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Re: How Is Corporal Fibrosis Diagnosed? Via Ultrasound?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 01:18:14 AM »

Hey Rich,

Thanks for the response! Will start looking for a doctor that offers that. Unfortunately the last Male Sex Specialist I went to... I actually knew more about peyronies than he did.
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Re: How Is Corporal Fibrosis Diagnosed? Via Ultrasound?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 06:14:11 PM »

You're welcome maxster. I think the doppler scan will be useful if you can find someone to do it. If you're not already aware, there is a list of doctors in the urologists section:
http://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/board,37.0.html
Good luck!
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Re: How Is Corporal Fibrosis Diagnosed? Via Ultrasound?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 02:38:15 AM »

MRI scan is the best instrument to look for corporal fibrosis.

If you have some very obvious, localised corporal fibrosis the ultrasound may pick it up, but the MRI scan is best for looking at quality of tissue. It can also detect tissue wasting / atrophy.

No test is perfect however, even an MRI scan has it's limitations.
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Re: How Is Corporal Fibrosis Diagnosed? Via Ultrasound?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 04:23:05 PM »

Is the MRI done erect or flaccid? I had an MRI flaccid and it didn't detect any corporal issues, but I did not do it erect. The technicians and my doctor didn't fully seem to understand that and had never done a penile MRI before (and I'm in a large metropolitan area). Sigh. Al
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