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.


Can't Urinate

My 2 year old had hypospadias repair last month. Ever since the catheter got taken out he has struggled urinating. He has to bear down and concentrate to "push it out." Today it...

Started by Lauren on 09/27/2015 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 09/27/2015 by Lauren


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 07/22/2015 by Trista


Coming up to 4th op.....

How many more can we really have. My 3yo has now had 3 ops to repair and we thought the last was it. now it looks like the new tube is breaking down and may have to be repaired...

Started by User on 10/04/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 05/04/2015 by Penny



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 05/04/2015 by Penny



Hi, I'm actually a grandmom whose baby grandson has hypospadia. His surgery is coming up soon, and we're nervous about it.

Started by Marcia on 04/18/2015 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 05/04/2015 by Penny


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