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.

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Hypospadias repair 2 failed what to do?

how many of you had multiple failed hypospadias repairs and are now healed done with the process? We were never told it would be this complicated, in fact the nicu told us it...

Started by Avi on 02/19/2016 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 04/13/2016 by Gary

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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 03/30/2016 by Bogusia

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Anyone have a daughter born with Epispadias?

Love to talk with moms who have dealt with and currently dealing with Espispadias! My daughter was born with extrophy-epispadias. We will be traveling to Baltimore to meet with...

Started by Bogusia on 03/30/2016 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 03/30/2016 by Bogusia

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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 02/19/2016 by Avi

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Hypospadius, 4th surgery?????

Hi guys, seems i am late to the conversation. My son is now 4 years old and will need his 4th surgery and am upset and wondering how this could still be happening and at what...

Started by Crystyleri on 12/14/2015 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 02/19/2016 by Avi

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Epispadia in adulthood - Affects on family

I am the younger sister of someone with Epispadia. I am intererested to find out if anyone else is out there who has experienced the affects of it on their family into...

Started by Amy on 02/06/2016 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 02/06/2016 by Amy

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Thank You!!!!

I am thankful that their is a support group for Hypospadias.... My son was born with a mild form of hypospadias and I have never in my life hear of such a thing. I was 17 when I...

Started by Shameeka on 07/22/2009 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 02/02/2016 by Preeti

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Hypospadias

My 3 1/2 year old son just had Hypospadias surgery about a month ago and he had some complications a week after the surgery but since then had been doing really good. About a...

Started by Hermelinda on 05/25/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/31/2016 by Preeti

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Penoscrotal hypospadias

My son is 14months now and has penoscrotal hypospadias.. Wht s the right tym to get him operated.. Also the moms who have been thru this phase can you tell me is it too painful...

Started by Nikita on 01/30/2016 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/30/2016 by Nikita

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hi

my son is now going in to have op for hypospadias and im so worried about him he's 18 months old

Started by Michelle on 12/28/2015 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/30/2016 by Nikita

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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

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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

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