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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One Week Since Surgery

My son has his repair surgery a week ago and everything is going well. The surgery lasted about an hour and thankfully the doctor was able to do everything in one surgery....

Started by Adrien on 07/04/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 07/29/2011 by Elizabeth



Did anyone who had a baby boy born with hypospadias see a geneticist? There was some discussion at the hospital of possible syndromes when my boy was born with penoscrotal...

Started by Jane on 01/28/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 07/05/2011 by Elizabeth


failed hyposadious

Hi can someone please e-mail me i need some addvise my son who is just coming up to three was born with a hyposadious and had an operation when he was one and half unfortunatly...

Started by Tan on 06/23/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 06/25/2011 by Tan


Testosterone Cream

Our pediatric urologist has prescribed testosterone cream for our 7 month old prior to his surgery. Does anyone have experience with this? Did it affect his behavior long...

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

Last update on 05/26/2011 by Amanda


Recent Hypospadias repair

My son recently had hypospadias repair done at Vanderbilt Childrens....I just so concerned with the way his little peepee is looking now they told us to follow up with his...

Started by Jessica on 12/20/2010 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 05/25/2011 by Jackie


Am I missing someting?

I'm new to this site and I'm reading people's responses about their son's surgery and most people are saying their son was 2 when they had the surgery. My son has mild...

Started by Laura on 04/25/2009 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 05/17/2011 by Susie


Wonderful Information

I would like to thank all of you for the wonderful words of encouragement and advice about the surgical process. My son just had surgery 2 days ago for mild hypospadias and...

Started by Larissa on 03/13/2009 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 05/12/2011 by Michele


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 05/10/2011 by Seneri


HEA fundraiser walk

I'm holding a fundraiser walk for Hypospadias and Epispadias Association at 11 am May 15 at Kankakee River State Park in Bourbonnais, IL. For more information on the walk,...

Started by Amanda on 04/01/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 04/05/2011 by Amanda


Purple/blue tip of penis

My son had a Hypospadious and Chordee repair done about 9 months ago... he healed fine and we havn't had any complications ( aside from he is still not straight and twist a...

Started by Shelby on 03/31/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 03/31/2011 by Shelby


Hypo/chordee repair soon!

My son is 9 months old and we are getting ready to fly to hawaii for this repair he has a mild case with chordee. Im super nervious as i will be traveling alone and dealing with...

Started by Amanda on 03/01/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 03/25/2011 by Jane


Parent directory

I'm putting together a parent directory for hospitals, clinics and doctors offices to hand out to patients/families dealing with hypospadias, epispadias and bladder exstrophy....

Started by Amanda on 02/12/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 02/20/2011 by Amanda

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