diagnosed with hypospadias

Emilee - posted on 04/12/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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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 determine how severe it really.she said once they fix the chordee she will be able to see what else needs to be fixed but just from observation his hypospadias is severe. im so nervous for my little guy. i guess this is just the beginning though :( . does the operation really work? will there be any scarring? or abnormalities after? im already freakin out and he hasnt even gone in for surgery.

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Elizabeth - posted on 04/19/2012

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My son had his surgery at a year old here in Vancouver. It has now been 9 months and you would never know that anything had been wrong. It took one hour and the worst part was taking him into the surgical room to be put under. Deep breath momma and know that everything will work out for our little guys.

User - posted on 04/18/2012

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When we went to the urologist he showed us exactly where he was peeing from and it was a tiny whole at the base of his penis. Getting the surgery younger is better because they won't be able to pull out the catheter that is put in or play with the dressing too much. They give them medicine for bladder spasms which is really the only pain they will have and it works really well. We only used it a few times the first few days. You will be surprised how resilient the babies are. He will be up playing like normal the day after the surgery when all of the anesthesia has worn off. Also, he healed very quickly. By the time we had his follow-up appt in 4 weeks it was starting to look normal. Infact the doctor sent him for a procedure called a VCUG which checked to make sure pee was coming from the right hole and only one hole and also to check the fluid in his kidneys after that appointment and the xray tech said everything looked great internally as well.

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Brandi - posted on 08/30/2012

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Hi esmerala! How old is your son? I was told its because he's young that they'd need more skin to work with...

Esmerala - posted on 08/29/2012

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hi brandi :) my son is scheduled for surgery this fall no exact date as of yet i am also a nervous wreck. I wasnt given any testosterone cream to give the baby.

Brandi - posted on 08/29/2012

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Hi! I just stumbled upon this forum and was ecstatic to see it! My Son also had hypospadias and is due for surgery in October. I'm a nervous wreck! They also gave us some testosterone cream to use has anyone heard if this or have any experience with it?? I'm terrified of putting my little guy through this :(

Emilee - posted on 04/22/2012

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thank you so much elizabeth. last night we had to rush our little guy to the ER cause he has a hernia so now i have no idea which surgery will be first :(

Emilee - posted on 04/18/2012

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i hope my sons surgery goes as well as your son's did. Its just so nerve wrecking especially cause he is my first and i want him to be happy, healthy and safe. I will definitely be keeping up with updates concerning his status. Thank you so much for responding and informing me with much needed information :) it makes me a lil bit less worriesome.

Emilee - posted on 04/18/2012

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the doctor said she needed to fix the chordee before she can tell us anything more since nothing was visible, she will be abe to tell when they deglove the penis. The Dr didnt tell me where his urethra is i honestly didnt know to ask. I will ask next time he goes in. How long did it take for your son to heal? was he in pan very long?

User - posted on 04/17/2012

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Yes the operation really does work. My son has his surgery at 6 months for severe hypospadias. His urethra was at the base of his penis. Although the doctor said it may take 2 surgeries he was able to get it all done in about 2.5 hours. This diagnosis is difficult because they are so young for surgery. But it really is not as bad as it seems and I am so glad we went ahead and got it done. My son is 16 months now and it functions and looks normal. Where is your son's urethra? Did they tell you about infection and the absolute need to keep him clean down there until he has the surgery?

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