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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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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I need advice...please help.

Hello I just joined this group and am really hoping for some guidance. Our son will turn 4 on the 17th and is scheduled for surgery on the 20th to repair his mild hypospadias...

Started by Jessica on 07/05/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 07/07/2012 by Stacey

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All 3 Surgeries in 1?

A little background about my Son. We knew before he was born that something was wrong since his kidneys were swollen. Then after being told that we were having a boy, a...

Started by Nicole on 04/23/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 06/21/2012 by Nicole

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bladder exstrophy?

I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and learned from last u/s that the baby has bladder exstrophy,possible developemental delay to left leg,and the heart is lower in chest due to...

Started by Ashley on 05/10/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 06/12/2012 by User

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Hurting to pee 10 days after surgery?

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

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Second stage surgery

My son just had his second stage hypospadias surgery 3 weeks ago and recently more so at night time he has been itching down there. Is this normal?

Started by Amber on 04/09/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 05/25/2012 by Hermelinda

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So nervous

my son has a mild case of hyposphadias > He will recive a circummsion when he is six months and they will also repair his defect . how bad is the surgery!!! first time mommie so...

Started by HANNAH on 02/23/2012 in Hypospadias Moms

Last update on 04/09/2012 by Amber

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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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