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Hypospadias (say "hy-puh-SPAY-dee-us") in males is when the opening of the tube (urethra) leading from the bladder does not extend to the tip of the penis. Instead, the opening is on the underside of the penis.
Your child will need surgery. The doctor will create a new opening that allows urine to drain as it should through the penis. Your doctor may hold off on surgery for several months until your child can handle the pain medicine.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if your child has any problems.
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Current as of: August 21, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Avery L. Seifert MD - Urology
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