Search
 Health Conditions A-Z » HC_H » Hypospadias   Login
  

  
 Health Conditions - H
 

Hypospadias

 

Hypospadias is a condition in which the urethral opening in males is located on the underside and not at the tip of the penis.

Causes

  • Congenital defect
  • Heredity

Symptoms

  • Urethral opening on the underside of penis
  • Foreskin only on the top but not on the underside of the penis
  • Downward curve of the penis
  • Abnormal direction or spraying of the urine stream

Treatment
Treatment is recommended between 6 -18 months of age and includes:

  • Surgery to reposition the urethral opening, straighten the penis and remove the excess foreskin

Prevention
There is no way to prevent hypospadias.