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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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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Lots of Questions..... Please help!

My son is on his 3rd stage repair and they are saying he will need at least 3 more prob. more then that though. Everytime we go to the Dr. we have a new one and we are feeling a...

Started by Kamren on 08/22/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 11/08/2012 by Erica

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Fistula repair - again?

My son has hypospadias repair done at 1.5 years...post operation, the catheter got blocked and would not void resulting in a fistula. We did a fistula repair surgery when he was...

Started by Pooja on 09/13/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 11/08/2012 by Erica

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diagnosed with hypospadias

hi everyone. im a first time mom of a son who has hypospadias. his first appt with the urologist was today, he is only 2 months. the dr said to come back in 4 months to...

Started by Emilee on 04/12/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 08/30/2012 by Brandi

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Gender uncertainty

I am a first time mum to a 4 month old little boy. When he was born, his hypospadias was discovered but he has a very severe hypospadias, it was so severe that the doctors would...

Started by Valery on 06/27/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 08/30/2012 by Valery

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how long till he can play on straddle toys?

We have had several docters do my sons surgerys and they all say something different. one said 2 weeks, one said 4 weeks and another said 8-9 weeks but the longer the better....

Started by Kamren on 08/22/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 08/22/2012 by Kamren

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Retracted head

My son had hypospadias surgery at 14 mos. We were told it was a minor case and that it was very common for boys. After surgery he became very swollen and the head of his penis...

Started by Val on 05/27/2009 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 07/09/2012 by Alicia

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