Hypospadias

What is Hypospadias Surgery?

Hypospadias is birth disorder of urethra in which the urinary opening is not at the location it should be. It is on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. The urethra is the tube through which urine drains from the bladder and exits the body.

It is one problem that occurs to baby boys. When a baby boy arrives in this world with normal penis however the opening or tip is not normal, that is, somewhere in the middle or below the penis, the condition is known as Hypospadias. It is understandable that it can be frustrating and worrying for parents to see this. There is good news for parents whose baby boys are born with such an abnormality. The problem can be easily tackled and treated with a special approach. COSMECTO is working in close association with some of the leading cosmetic surgeons who have expertise and experience in performing this treatment.

Our association with the surgeons in Delhi makes it possible for you to get the best treatment for this condition. Equipped with the latest equipment and infrastructure facilities, the doctors make sure that patients get the most effective treatment. So, if you know someone who has this condition then worry not, the solution is here.

How and why does Hypospadias occur?

Statistics show that the condition occurs in one in 300 baby boys. In most cases, the disease is in milder stage however irrespective of what the level of severity is, getting it treated is a must. Form of conduct to this problem is plastic surgery, and thus it becomes essential that the treatment comes from the expert and experienced cosmetic surgeon.

It is important to know that the urinary tube, also known as urethra, develop between sixth and fourteenth weeks of pregnancy. However its growth can get interrupted if the male hormone is scarce. Consumption of progesterone by mother can be yet another reason for the development hypsopadius. In addition to these known reasons, the condition might occur due to unknown reasons. This particular disorder is a developmental issue and is least probable to be parental.

Causes of Hypospadias?

As with like other congenital defects, doctors and medical practitioners are not sure why some boys are born with hypospadias. However, some of the most common reasons that can cause this condition are:

The weight and age of the mother – There is more possibilities of baby whose mother is above 35 years of age and overweight would be born with this condition.

Fertility treatments – If the mother has used medicine or hormone therapy to help her get pregnant then also this condition can occur.

Genetics – If the relatives in family were born with Hypospadias then even a boy can have this condition.

This how you can reduce your possibilities of your baby’s developing this condition while you are pregnant:

  • Visit doctor at prescribed times
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke
  • Make sure your diet include 400 gm to 800 mcg of folic acid every day. Make sure that the bottle has the dosage printed on it.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.

Symptoms of Hypospadias

In this condition, the opening of the urethra is located on the underside of the penis instead at the tip. Usually, the opening of the urethra is within the penis head. It is only in relatively less cases, the opening at the base or the middle of the penis.  Rarely, the opening is beneath or in the scrotum.

Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms

  • Abnormal spraying while urinating
  • Downward curve of the penis
  • Opening of the urethra at a location other than the penis tip
  • Hooded appearance of the penis as the only top half of the penis is covered by foreskin

Types of Hypospadias

There are three types depending the location of opening of the urethra

  • Along the shaft of the penis
  • Near the end of the penis
  • Where the scrotum and penis meet, or on the scrotum

Risk and Complications

  • If Hypospadias is not treated timely then it might result in:
  • Problems while learning using a toilet
  • Abnormal appearance of the penis
  • Problem with impaired ejaculation
  • Abnormal bend of the penis with erection

Hypospadias Treatment

When it comes to the treatment of this condition, it is done through cosmetic surgery. Whether the objective of the surgery is to reshaping the urethra and leveling the penis or establish usual functioning of penis, we can provide the best treatment through our association with some of the most renowned and leading cosmetic surgeons. 99 percent of the hypospadias surgeries performed by the cosmetic surgeon on our panel are successful.

The best treatment for treating this condition is surgery. If the opening location is near the tip, the penis works well enough to leave it alone. However, several cases of this condition call for surgery to move the opening and urethra. This procedure is all about straightening the penis.

Doctors use skin from the foreskin or other body part to repair the opening. In this surgery, the doctor will not circumcise of your son, however leave the foreskin intact for this purpose.

Infants who undergo this surgery usually aged between three months and eighteen months. It is performed under general anaesthesia and can go home on the same day of the surgery.

If doctor misses Hypospadias of your son then there is no need to worry as it can be treated at the later stage as well. Usually, the condition is obvious depending on the direction in which pees comes out.

The success rate of this surgical procedure is high. It is also effective on adults who have this problem; however it is more difficult, and not common.

Here are a few important things that you should know about the treatment of hypospadias:

  • Replenishing and removal of the foreskin is vital in cases where urethra has to be lengthened. This procedure is performed even in cases where ventral skin defect is found.
  • When the curvature of the penis has to straighten out, objective of the cosmetic surgery is to release fibrous bands lying beneath the skin. More sophisticated surgery might be needed when the problem is severe and harsh.
  • The best age for the treatment of this condition is between six and eighteen months. It is during this time that anesthesia can securely administered. In most cases, you can take the child home a few hours after the surgery. Simple, is not it? The entire duration for the surgical procedure lasts between one and three hours.
  • Insertion of catheter is a must for managing the discharge of the urine.
  • Most cosmetic surgeons recommend that the surgery for this condition should be done as early as possible. Chances of complications and risks are higher when your child has grown up.

It is important to know that the disease can be unfortunate and might hamper the future of your child if left untreated. If it is diagnosed then get it treated timely for fast recovery. After all, as a parent, you want to make sure that the future of your child is bright and promising.

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