Hypospadias is a congenital disability in babies, and here, the Urethra opens on the underside of the penis rather than on the tip. The Urethra is the tube that helps to drain urine from the body. Parents often get confused about whether Hypospadias is harmful or not. Well, as per experts, this problem is not harmful, and it does not cause any problem in your infant’s life. But if The Child is Suffering from hypospadias then Hypospadias Repair is necessary
What are the symptoms of Hypospadias?
Hypospadias is the situation where the Urethra opens the underside of the penis rather than the tip. The signs or the symptoms of this problem are mentioned here.
- The Urethra opens in any position apart from the tip of the penis
- The penis can have a downward curve
- The penis can have a hooded appearance because a foreskin covers the top of the penis.
- You can notice urine sprays abnormally.
Hypospadias is a situation that presents at birth. During the pregnancy period, between 9-12 weeks, the penis develops, and the male hormone informs the body to create Urethra and foreskin. The exact cause of Hypospadias is still unknown. Many times hormone treatment during pregnancy can create this problem. Mothers who have crossed 35 years and suffer from obesity may have such babies. Again, the male baby can suffer from this problem due to low body weight.
Is Hypospadias Repair Necessary?
Some types of Hypospadias are minor and don’t need to be repaired. Otherwise, surgical treatment is necessary to reposition the Urethra in its original place.
Treatment and complications
If the situation of Hypospadias is complicated, Hypospadias surgery is the only treatment. Advanced technology can help to have corrective surgery. Pediatricians suggest this corrective surgery for babies of 6 to 12 months. Severe kinds of hypospadias may need a staged procedure for correction.
A hole (Fistula) can get formed from the urinary tract to the penile skin after the surgery. Sometimes, babies can suffer from damage that can affect the urine flow and also can lower the pressure of the urine stream.
About Dr.Vishesh Dikshit
Dr. Vishesh Dikshit graduated from Govt. Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, in 2004 with an MBBS degree in medicine. In 2012, he received an MS in General Surgery from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College in Sion, Mumbai, and in 2015, he received an MCh in Pediatric Surgery from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College in Sion, Mumbai.
Dr. Vishesh Dikshit, the best Hypospadias Surgeon in Pune, has dedicated himself to providing the highest-quality and most successful Hypospadias Surgery in Pune for the past 17 years. He is the best pediatrician who treats a wide range of pediatric surgeries. In particular, he is interested in Pediatric Minimal Access Surgery (through Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and Genitourinary-scopy), Pediatric Colorectal diseases (including Hirschprung’s disease and Anorectal Abnormalities), and Pediatric Urology Disease.