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How common or rare is it to do a hypospadias repair surgery in an adult?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Not very common
Some parents, in my opinion incorrectly, decide to postpone repair until boy is a young adult.
These boys are usually full of anger and wish they had been repaired as babies. Some adults have come from countries without hypospadias surgeons. Parents of some children are advised against any surgery because defect thought to be too minor, may request repair as adults. 5% of my patients are adults.

In brief: Not very common
Some parents, in my opinion incorrectly, decide to postpone repair until boy is a young adult.
These boys are usually full of anger and wish they had been repaired as babies. Some adults have come from countries without hypospadias surgeons. Parents of some children are advised against any surgery because defect thought to be too minor, may request repair as adults. 5% of my patients are adults.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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In brief: Commonly done
Hypospadias unattended into adulthood (depending on the severity) could result in problems with hygiene ("splaying"/spraying of urine stream, dribbling, .
.) or infertility (inability to deposit semen into vaginal vault). Repair is similar to that performed in a child and is usually as successful.

In brief: Commonly done
Hypospadias unattended into adulthood (depending on the severity) could result in problems with hygiene ("splaying"/spraying of urine stream, dribbling, .
.) or infertility (inability to deposit semen into vaginal vault). Repair is similar to that performed in a child and is usually as successful.
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