Hypospadias Moms

Hypospadias: A birth defect of the penis involving the urethra (the transport tube leading from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body). The urethra normally travels in the male through the full length of the penis so that the stream of urine comes from the urethral opening at the tip of the penis. However, in hypospadias the urethra does not go all the way through the penis but, instead, opens on the underside of the shaft of the penis or below the penis. Hypospadias is relatively common, affecting approximately 1 in every 500 newborn boys. Hypospadias can occur as an isolated birth defect in an otherwise normal child or it can be part of a multiple malformation syndrome. There is no association between the mother's use of loratadine (Claritin) in early pregnancy and the occurrence of hypospadias in her son. In mild type (first-degree) hypospadias, the urethral opening is below the tip but still nearby (on what is called the glans). In moderate (second-degree) hypospadias, the urethra opens closer to the body on the underside of the shaft of the penis. In severe (third-degree) hypospadias, the urethal opening is below the penis on the skin and this is called a perineal hypospadias. In a child with hypospadias, the urine comes from an opening that is on the underside of the penis or below the penis. With moderate-to-severe degrees of hypospadias, the boy will therefore usually sit to urinate. Some cases of first-degree hypospadias are so mild as to not require treatment. If the hypospadias needs to be repaired, this is done by surgery. The aim is to repair and reconstruct the urethra. Depending on the degree of the hypospadias, the surgery can range from relatively simple to very challenging. The opposite of hypospadias is epispadias, a less common birth defect in which the urethra opens prematurely on the upperside of the penis or above it.


Long-term results of Hypospadias Repair??

Hey Everyone! I have a three-month-old baby with sub-coronal (mild-moderate) hypospadias and slight chordee, and he's set to have surgery to repair it this October. I'm super...

Started by Sarah on 07/17/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/28/2015 by Lindsey


One stage V 2 stage repair

Hello all, I am a first time mum to a beautiful little boy who is now 3 months old. During my pregnancy i was also told i was having a girl and then at 8 months told the...

Started by Sinead on 01/22/2015 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/22/2015 by Sinead


Penoscrotal Hypo w/chordee and bifid scrotum

Hi! Our little guy is due to have the first of his two surgeries in Augus for the repair of the chordee and the bifid scrotum. They will also graft the foreskin to the underside...

Started by User on 05/31/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 08/18/2014 by BB13


Surgeon in NYC?

Wanted to ask if anyone has used dr grace Hyun or dr dix poppas for surgery and what your experience. Would love to hear. My son was born 2 wks ago with hypospadias and chordee...

Started by Dee on 08/14/2014 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 08/14/2014 by Dee


Hypospadias Surgery in 8 days

My 7mo old son Andrew, was diagnosed with Hypospadias w/ mild chloree, when he was born. He was a month premature and wasn't feeding well. He was born by C-section and wasn't...

Started by Madeleine on 12/08/2008 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 08/11/2014 by Annafromrama


paediatric surgeon

I have 8 years old boy who was born with multiple anomaly issues, one of them is hypospadia. We'll travel to Malaysia soon to proceed the surgery, and have the name of the...

Started by Seneri on 05/10/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 06/21/2014 by Ellie


Epispadias, anyone?

I have a 6-year-old son, Gabe, who was born with epispadias. He didn't have his foreskin removed at birth because of his anatomy. He, basically didn't have a urethra. His penis...

Started by Amanda on 10/20/2009 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 05/13/2014 by Bajeerao


Hypospadias Surgery.... again?

My son had his corrective surgery at 9 months old. Now that he's healed, his meatus goes from the center down to about where it used to be on the underside of the the glans. He...

Started by Jennifer on 12/05/2008 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 03/12/2014 by Yahima



Hi i have a seven and a half boy,his name is Lunga,he was born with the very severe hypospadias and chordee,the doctor said he can only have the surgery when his year old and...

Started by Zandile on 02/17/2014 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 02/17/2014 by Zandile


Fitsula Repair and rash

My son is 17 months and just had his fitsula repair and now has a rash. Anyone experience this?

Started by Susie on 02/02/2014 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 02/02/2014 by Susie


Different Approach...feeling distraught

My son had his first Hypospadias repair when he was 15 months old in the city we are from. His case was only mild but Unfortunately the stitches didn't hold properly. After a...

Started by Alecia on 01/30/2014 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/30/2014 by Alecia