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.
My son will be 6 months old next week and is scheduled for his chordee and hypospadias repair at the end of next month. I am so scared and afraid for him and pray he is ok. I've...
Started by Jane on 12/21/2010 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 11/11/2013 by Melanie
Hello mamas, My sweet baby boy is about to have the second stage of his hypospadias repair surgery. (He had severe hypospadias + chordee, which they fixed in the first one.)...
Started by Noe on 09/06/2013 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 09/06/2013 by Noe
I've been battling with having my son go through surgery for Penoscrotum Hypospadias. He is almost 2 now, Is this something I should have him go through? If you've been through...
Started by Del Mar on 09/02/2013 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 09/02/2013 by Del Mar
My son had hypospadias repair 2 years ago. He is now 4. I have noticed he doesn't have normal erections. His penis seems top heavy. Sometimes I notice a very slight bulge but it...
Started by Rosie on 08/22/2013 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 08/22/2013 by Rosie
My Son was diagnosed with distal hypospadias when he was born. At 13 months he had his first surgery to reconstruct hole and circumcise him. Went well but month later noticed...
Started by Brandi on 03/27/2013 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 07/26/2013 by Van
My son had his surgical repair approximately 3 weeks ago. He actually had his post op check up yesterday with the nurse prac...I mentioned to her that he seems to be...
Started by Doneica on 06/13/2013 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 06/13/2013 by Doneica
Small or normal as a infant? My sons is really small pointed down also. no appt till this Monday .. but I was just.curious I have no idea how it suppose to look
Started by Cravekillerwaves on 05/14/2013 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 05/14/2013 by Cravekillerwaves
HI everyone My Name is stephanie I live in west vrigina ...When My son noah was born i was told that he has hypospadias and that he would have to get surgery after he turnd a...
Started by Stephanie on 04/12/2013 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 04/12/2013 by Stephanie
hi everyone i can feel every mom here with a child has hypospadias . it is really hard to see your baby go through this. i has a 8 years old was born with a mild hypospadias ....
Started by Hope on 12/10/2012 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 12/10/2012 by Hope