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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Will it look normal???

My son is 17 months old and goes in for surgery in two days. His urethra is about midway with chordee. Despite being nervous about the surgery itself, I've been so worried...

Started by SusanM on 05/11/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 03/01/2012 by Sandra

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Severe Hypospadias--need support!

I am a mom to a 14 month old who was born premature with severe hypospadias and chordee. I am in need of support. My son went through 3 surgeries already. 1 for an inguinal...

Started by Jackie on 05/25/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 02/28/2012 by Tienna

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Positive experience and wanted to share!

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

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Trouble Pooping After Surgery

I was wondering if anyone else's son is having the same problem as mine. He has surgery on Monday for hyposadias repair and circumcision. Ever since, each time he has a bowel...

Started by April on 02/03/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 02/03/2012 by April

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Post-op appt.

My son had a post-op appointment today. He had his second-stage hypospadias repair November 10, 2011. He will have to have possibly two more surgeries. I love the urologist and...

Started by Lindsay on 01/04/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 01/04/2012 by User

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is this a failed hypospadias?

I'm wondering if anyone has had a feeling that their son's hypospadias failed and the doctor told them everything is fine? My son had the most mild form of hypospadias and had...

Started by Julia on 07/06/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 10/11/2011 by User

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Post Op Infection- Worried

My son had hypospadias repair and unfortunately got an infection. This has meant the site has completely broken down and he will need surgery again with grafting. Worried what...

Started by Sadie on 09/21/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 10/08/2011 by Elizabeth

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new mom and so scared and alone

Hi everyone, My son is a week old today and I feel so alone and scared. We are waiting to meet with a pediatric urologist in Vancouver. I believe that he has a stage 1 or 2...

Started by Elizabeth on 09/03/2010 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 10/08/2011 by Elizabeth

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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 User on 07/04/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 07/29/2011 by Elizabeth

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Syndromes

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

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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 User on 06/23/2011 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 06/25/2011 by User

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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

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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

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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 Smoc76

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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

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