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A 30-year-old female asked:

Hi my 10months son had a procedure a month ago q53.9 icd code & had a testosterone injection as he was diagnosed with hypospadias. now i think i see side effect of body hair growth especially on his legs and private part. should i be worried or?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Testosterone effect: Q53.9 was inguinal hernia repair. Testosterone likely given because surgeon wants penis to be larger to facilitate hypospadias repair. Hair growth, likely more like fluff is expected side effect of hormone. I prescribe 2mg injections monthly for 1 - 4 injections, in my patients, depending upon response. Would not prescribe more than 25 mg per dose in 10 month old.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Checked: I dont know the code but you should have an idea what was done and reason for testosterone should have been explained to you- get those answers from the person who treated your child
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Last updated Feb 6, 2021
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