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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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


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


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


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


Opt out of surgery?

My son has a mild first degree hypospadias. His penis is straight and seems to have a steady straight stream when he urinates. I have had contradicting opinions of different...

Started by Nicole on 01/05/2009 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 12/10/2013 by Eve


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


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 User on 05/16/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 10/30/2013 by Crystal


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


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


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 Cravekillerwaves on 05/14/2013 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 05/14/2013 by Cravekillerwaves


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


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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