What is hypospadias in children?
Its congenital condition, I which the urine tube opens in the undersurface of the penis instead of tip of penis, child mostly urinates form the under surface of penis.
When associated with conditions like undescended testis (a condition in which one or both of the testis is absent in their respective scrotum)
What causes it?
Hypospadias is caused by multifactorial like combination of genes, environmental factors, and factors such as what the mother eats or drinks, gets exposed to during pregnancy....
Are There Symptoms
- Urinary hole (meatus) located in the undersurface of penis
- Child Urinates form the underside of penis
- Abnormal looking penis and scrotum
- Can sometimes have Undescended testis
It needs corrective surgery bring the urine tube (urethra), to the tip of the penis (before the school going age), current recommendation for surgery is anywhere between 6 months to 18 months of age.
In case associated conditions Undescended testis also need corrective surgery before the earliest.