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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Penoscrotal hypospadias with chordee

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

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Testerone Injections

My son is set to have his surgery on June 27th and has to have 2 sets of testerone injections at 3 and 6 weeks before his surgery. His first injection will be on Wednesday. I...

Started by Adrien on 05/16/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 10/30/2013 by Crystal

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Penoscrotum Hypospadias Repair

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

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Diaper leaks

My son had hypospadias and had the surgery which was semi-successful. He is now 3, and has somewhat frequent diaper leaks overnight causing him enough anxiety that he wakes up...

Started by Andrea on 07/26/2013 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 07/26/2013 by Andrea

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in hypospadias is the penis....

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 Melissa on 05/14/2013 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 05/14/2013 by Melissa

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No double diapers after surgery

My 8 month old son had surgery for a mild hypospadias repair 2 days ago. He came home with what I thought was a catheter but might actually be a stent since it is quite short....

Started by Amy on 04/13/2013 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 04/13/2013 by Amy

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My Son Had A Hypospadias Repair Done last month

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

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ROID-RAGE!? Please help

My son had his surgery on wednesday and is doing fantastic BUT he was on testosterone cream for 5 weeeks and we stopped it the day of surgery...he was getting kinda ragey while...

Started by Alison on 01/28/2013 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/28/2013 by Alison

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diaper changes?

tMy son hd his.surgery yesterday and he's doing great but diaper changes are so painful for him...is this normal? It breaks my heart

Started by Alison on 01/24/2013 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/24/2013 by Alison

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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 Sarah on 10/04/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 12/01/2012 by John

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Genetic Syndromes

Anyone have a baby with hypospadias that was reviewed by a geneticist for a syndrome? My ped is suggesting it after db was born with penoscrotal hypospadias and wondering if...

Started by Jane on 05/26/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 11/30/2012 by Chelsea

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HELP!!! We need a doctor!

My little boy was diagnosed with mild hypospadias. It sounds so scarry for me! If your son already had a surgery, can you please recommend us a good doctor in NY. Your answers...

Started by Tfilah on 11/28/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 11/28/2012 by Tfilah

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Urology Consult

Hi Ladies, We go to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for our sons consultation for mild hypospadias and hydrocele with a hernia in a couple of weeks. Please let me know what...

Started by Michelle on 01/12/2014 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/12/2014 by Michelle

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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

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Hypospadias

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

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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 08/14/2014 by Dee

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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