A baby is more at risk for hypospadias if he or she:
Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They can include:
The symptoms of hypospadias can seem like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
Hypospadias can be fixed with surgery. Surgery is often done when a baby is 6 to 24 months old. This is when penile growth is minimal. Your baby should not be circumcised at birth. This is because the foreskin may be needed to repair the penis. In some cases, more than one surgery is needed to complete the repair.
Talk with your child’s healthcare providers about the risks, benefits, and possible side effects surgery.
If a hypospadias is not repaired, your child may have problems such as:
Call the healthcare provider if your child has:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider:
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