Men who use Propecia (generic: finasteride) to control hair loss may unintentionally create an imbalance in their endocrine system which may result in severe cases of body disfigurement. The most common examples of body disfigurement caused by Propecia include gynecomastia, genital shrinkage, and penile fibrosis (Peyronie’s disease). Propecia users who suffer from these conditions may require long-term medical treatment, and may be victim to permanent emotional and psychological damages as well.
What types of body disfigurement has Propecia been linked to?
The three major types of body disfigurement reported in Propecia users include:
Gynecomastia – Condition characterized by the swelling of male breast tissue caused by an imbalance of estrogen (female hormones) and androgens (male hormones). The condition can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly. Signs and symptoms of Propecia-induced gynecomastia may include:
- enlargement of the male breasts (which is typically symmetrical in location and may have a rubbery or firm feel)
- breast tenderness
- breast sensitivity
- breast pain
Genital Shrinkage – Depending on the severity of the condition, Propecia-induced genital shrinkage can affect the penis, the testes, or both. These parts of the male anatomy play a fundamental role in men’s sexual health and overall well-being. Genital shrinkage caused by Propecia may result in the following long-term complications:
- sexual dysfunction
- erectile dysfunction (ED)
- urinary tract disorders
- persistent emotional or psychological damage
Penile Fibrosis (Peyronie’s Disease) – Severe connective tissue disorder characterized by the development of fibrous plaques on surrounding fascial layers of the adult male penis. Men with this condition may experience pain, have cord-like lesions on the penis, and exhibit abnormal curvature of the penis when erect. In severe cases of penile fibrosis, sexual intercourse may be impossible unless the condition is treated. Symptoms of Propecia-induced penile fibrosis may include:
- penis inflammation
- penis scar
- penis lump
- bent penis
- painful erections
- bending penis during erections
- sexual difficulty
- penis pain
Side Effects of Propecia
In addition to causing the above-listed types of body disfigurement, Propecia users have also reported a variety of other serious side effects including:
- erectile dysfunction
- less desire for sex
- decrease in the amount of semen
- ejaculation disorders
- testicular pain
- endocrine system failure
- male breast cancer
- breast lumps
- breast pain
- nipple discharge
- prostate cancer
- memory loss
- slurring of speech
- dissociative states
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