Hypospadias is a condition in which the urethra does not develop the right way and the urethral opening meatus or pee-hole is not in the normal place at the tip of the penis. The opening can occur anywhere below the tip of the penis, along the shaft of the penis, or all the way to the scrotum. Hypospadias is one of the most common problems that boys are born with. It happens in one of to male births. There is no one cause for hypospadias.
Hypospadias - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Hypospadias pronounced hype-oh-spay-dee-us is a birth defect in boys where the opening of the urethra the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body is not located at the tip of the penis. Click here to view a larger image. Hypospadias is a birth defect in boys in which the opening of the urethra is not located at the tip of the penis. In boys with hypospadias, the urethra forms abnormally during weeks 8—14 of pregnancy. The abnormal opening can form anywhere from just below the end of the penis to the scrotum. There are different degrees of hypospadias; some can be minor and some more severe.
My son was diagnosed with a double urethra when he was 3 months old. He has two holes in his penis. He was also diagnosed with Reflux III. He was on antibiotics until he was 15 months old.
Most boys are born with a penis that looks normal and works well. But some boys are born with a common condition called hypospadias. Hypospadias forms a penis that not only doesn't work well but also doesn't look normal. Pediatric urologists have come up with many surgical techniques to fix this problem. The following information should help you speak to your son's urologist.