Hypospadias is an abnormality of the urethra and penis that is present at birth. This can cause problems with passing urine and also with erections. It can range in severity. Surgical correction is usually very successful. The main problem is that the urethra opens on the underside of the penis instead of at the end of the penis. The opening can be anywhere from just below the normal position mild to as far back as the base of the scrotum severe. About 1 in boys are born with some degree of hypospadias. It seems to be getting more common. The reason why the penis does not develop properly is still not clear. The development of the penis whilst the baby is growing in the womb uterus is partly dependent on the male sex hormones such as testosterone.
How Does the Penis Normally Work?
Skip to content. Most likely your boyfriend was born with hypospadias, a relatively common abnormality that may affect up to 3 in newborn boys. Instead of having a urethral opening at the end of the penis, boys born with hypospadias have an opening on the underside of the shaft.
How do you know your child has hypospadias?
My son was diagnosed with a double urethra when he was 3 months old. He has two holes in his penis. He was also diagnosed with Reflux III.
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