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.
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
Started by Stephanie on 08/19/2012 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 08/19/2012 by Stephanie
My 10 month old son had his hypospadius surgery about a month ago. They circumcised him at the same time (I think that's pretty standard...) and it seemed to heal up nicely. At...
Started by Alicia on 07/09/2012 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 07/09/2012 by Alicia
Hi My son is due to have the surgery in about three weeks. I have heard a few conflicting things and wondered what other people had found. I rang the ward and they said that...
Started by Kathryn on 05/22/2012 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 07/07/2012 by Stacey
My son had a hypospadia surgery on Dec 8th..He got his catheter out on the 14th, he peed and made 2 BM that day. Well that night he started whinning that his pee pee hurt. I...
Started by Stephanie on 12/18/2011 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 06/10/2012 by Michelle
My son, who will turn five in late April, was born with hypospadias and cryptorchidism along with chordee. He had three surgeries to repair (the the last one was to repair a...
Started by Shannon on 02/21/2012 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 05/17/2012 by Nancy
I have found that most people are quick to share the bad experiences that I felt strongly that I needed to share my positive experience with my 10 month old's recent Hypospadias...
Started by Stacy on 04/19/2011 in Hypospadias Moms
Last update on 02/23/2012 by HANNAH