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My bf was having hypospadias as a child.. Can we still have children?

My bf was having hypospadias as a child.. Can we still have children?

Yes: Hypospadias is a congenital defect where the opening of the urethra is at the bottom, rather than tip of head of penis. There is no association with infertility unless he had the misfortune of having an undescended testis (in 10% of boys with hypospadias)that is not functioning (doubtful if he is active and healthy). The biggest issue is the stream of urination & perhaps chordee-ventral curve. ...Read more

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Hypospadias (Definition)

Hypospadias is an abnormality where the urethral meatus (urinary opening) is located on underside of the penis. Location can be anywhere in mid-line from underside of glans (most common), along shaft, scrotum or perineum. Foreskin is always hooded & incomplete if meatus at or proximal to coronal sulcus. Chordee, ventral curvature, commonly present & always if ...Read more


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What kind of treatment in the US is useful to the urethra hypospadias of children?

What kind of treatment in the US is useful to the urethra hypospadias of children?

Checked and decide..: Be checked by an experienced surgeon, preferably by pediatric urologist if available, who will help you to decide if necessary to undergo surgical correction; if needed, how. That is how the care for hypospadias is done in the USA. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with rqpwjc to log in - using audio goes faster and learns more than text chat does. ...Read more

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My son will have his operation 6days from now. But he got cough and could. Isnt still possible to go on with his operation for hypospadias surgery?

My son will have his operation 6days from now. But he got cough and could. Isnt still possible to go on with his operation for hypospadias surgery?

Depends: Upper respiratory tract infections can predispose a kid undergoing an inhalation anesthesia to develop complications including pneumonia. You should inform the team that is planning his care so they can decide when it will be safe. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be prescribed for hypospadia to minimize morning erections while catheter still in? My doc suggested Sudafed & didn't help

Is there anything that can be prescribed for hypospadia to minimize morning erections while catheter still in? My doc suggested Sudafed & didn't help

Possibly: Go back to the doctor who did the surgery. It has been reported that ketoconazole (off label use of this anti-fungal drug) 400mg 3 times daily may decrease erections This was reported In The International Journal of impotence Research,2004, August, Volume 16,#4, pages 346-349,by these authors: Evans,Peterson,Ruiz and Costabile. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is hypospadias?

What is hypospadias?

Opening underneath: Urethral opening is not at the end of the penis. Can be located anywhere underneath from under the glans, all way back to the anus. Not far back is most common. Commonly asociated with chordee (penis bent downward). Foreskin is "hooded", i.e. Missing on underside of penis. Incidence 1 in 2 - 300 males. Penis often smaller than normal. Very severe cases sometimes considered ambiguous genitalia. ...Read more

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What are hypospadias?

What are hypospadias?

Birth anomaly: Urinary opening (meatus) located on underside of penis, anywhere from just under the head of penis (mildest)) all the way to rectum (most severe) and anywhere in-between. Most frequently associated with downward bend (chordee) plus a so called "hooded" foreskin present on top & laking underneath, scrotal hypospadias associated with a bifid scrotum. Often smaller than normal. More details on google ...Read more

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What is done for hypospadias?

What is done for hypospadias?

Hypospadias repair: Pediatric urologists have most experience with this kind of surgery. Repair depends upon location of urinary opening & degree of chide (downward curvature). Distal hypospadias can be corrected with single operation. More extensive hypospadias ay require 2 stage repair with 4 - 6 months between stages. ...Read more

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What is the effect of hypospadias?

What is the effect of hypospadias?

Functional & psyche: Depends upon severity of hypospadias & if & how well repaired. Urinary opening is underneath so shoes may get wet with voiding, urine may spray if opening large + risk of urethritis after sex. Penis may be bent &/or small making sex difficult. Psychologically men may be self conscious in public or club showers, or fearful that their genitals don't look normal & fear of ridicule.Slight genetic risk. ...Read more

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Is hypospadias always passed on to your sons?

Is hypospadias always passed on to your sons?

15%: The overall risk of hypospadias recurring in a child of a man with hypospadias is roughly 15%. Thus, as dr mesrioban notes it is a rare occurrence. Yet, as dr. Klauber pointed out, this is still 15-30 times the risk of the general population! i guess it depends on who is managing the "spin.". ...Read more

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I have a son with hypospadias. What is his prognosis?

I have a son with hypospadias. What is his prognosis?

Hypospadius: The "severity" of hypospadius is largely related to the position of the urethral opening. Some require no repair, while the most severe forms may require multiple surgeries. In the proper urologic hands, the majority of these boys do very well and suffer no long term consequences once repaired. ...Read more

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