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Hypospadias is a congenital defect in which the opening of the urethra is located on the under surface of penis, instead of at the end. In more severe forms of hypospadias the opening of the urethra is in the middle or at the base of the penis. Rarely, this opening is located in or behind the scrotum.

Due to this the hypospadiac boys have to sit down and pass urine. If they stand and pass urine like normal boys, the urine is deviated downwards towards their feet.


As an adult, sexual activities become difficult due to the abnormal curvature of the penis during erection. They have much lower chance to have children, as they cannot deposit the sperm normally. The sperm leaks out through the opening located underneath.

The exact cause of hypospadias is unknown. It can be easily diagnosed at birth during routine physical examination.

Surgery usually restores the normal appearance of the child's penis. When the problem is corrected by 1-3 years of age with a good outcome, there should be no problem in future for fertility.

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Do someone know the qualified and experienced hypospadia pediatric surgeon in Malaysia? We have son 8 years old who was born with severe hypospadia and now plan to do the surgery in Malaysia. thanks.
seneri Thursday, May 05, 2011
What is the best age to get the surgery done for Hypospadia? I have heard that anesthesia given to a young child during operation can cause issue in neuro system, is this true?
Bhavesh1979 Tuesday, July 13, 2010
In your article "However in 10% of these kids, the testis may not be descended normally. When both testes have not come down normally, they can have associated hormone defects. "
Is there any treatment (such as operation) to address it?

kent_se Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The 1 and only treatment is surgery.
guest Saturday, July 03, 2010
Thank you for your reply, Chris. My worries wiped away since there is treatment for this.
kent_se Sunday, July 04, 2010

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