hyperspadius

Chloe - posted on 08/16/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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hi my newborn son was born hypospadius and i want to know of other mother that have children with the same condition and if the choose to have the surgery to correct it

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Donna - posted on 10/21/2013

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how long does he op take hun my son is having it done tomorrow im a nervous wreck thanks x

Louise - posted on 09/03/2009

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my son was born with slight hypospadius too - he had the op when he was 15 months old & has had no problems. he didn't really need the op for medical reasons but had a really hooded foreskin so we decided he would benefit from it so as not to have a complex about it when he's older.

Dana - posted on 08/16/2009

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I totally understand, it is scary. I really trusted the hospital, the doctors and the anaesthesiologist. I asked all the questions I could think of and made sure they were answered competently. I really do think it's best to have the surgery early. How old is your son now btw?

Chloe - posted on 08/16/2009

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thanks yeh i think my main concern is the anasetic cuase they want to do it when he is about 6 months old and yeh scary thing as my girls are happy and healthy i know there are alot of kids worse off but it doesnt feel any better

Dana - posted on 08/16/2009

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Quoting Sadie:

My son had very slight hypospadia and we didnt' get it fixed till he was 5. big mistake, I would do it early! he remembers everything and won't let us go near "it" now. Also, a lot of kids with this have increased risk of UTI because the urethra doesn't collapse on itself after peeing so it would be a good idea. Go to a good pediatric urologist.



YES!!  I agree go to a pediatric urologist.

Sadie - posted on 08/16/2009

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My son had very slight hypospadia and we didnt' get it fixed till he was 5. big mistake, I would do it early! he remembers everything and won't let us go near "it" now. Also, a lot of kids with this have increased risk of UTI because the urethra doesn't collapse on itself after peeing so it would be a good idea. Go to a good pediatric urologist.

Dana - posted on 08/16/2009

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My son had hypospadius. He had the surgery to fix it at 6 months old. His wasn't real bad, just below the tip of the penis. It all went really well. The only complaint I had was there was a shift change with the nurses while he was in recovery. We were planning on letting him wake up on his own after the surgery but the new nurse came right over and started shaking his leg to wake up. Of course he woke up quite groggy, mad and stayed that way for an hour. My only suggestion is don't let them treat you like your child is on an assembly line. Get them in get them out, get ready for the next one. His surgery was at a hospital rated number one children's hopital in the mid-west (USA) so I felt completly comfortable having it done there but was a little annoyed with the one nurse.



I know it can be scary, I was terrified about him having surgery so young. After sitting in the waiting room prior to the surgery and seeing all the other children I was thankful he just had hypospadius. I kept reminding myself it's alot better than brain surgery or heart surgery and kids go throught that all the time. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have, if I know the answer.... :)

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