Do Children With Granular Hypospadias Need Surgery?
Does a child with granular hypospadias (the penis hole still near the tip of the penis) need surgery?
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Hypospadias is a disorder in which the opening of the urethra in men (urethral orifice) is not located at the tip of the penis, but below it. This condition is indeed not life threatening. However, if it is not treated properly, hypospadias can cause sufferers to experience ejaculation disorders, to the risk of having difficulty having a baby. Not only that, scar tissue can also form which causes the penis to become abnormal, curved, and painful when erect.
There are several types of hypospadias. Although the urethral orifice is still located close to the tip of the penis, surgery is still recommended in order to prevent the potential complications as mentioned above, the closer the urethral orifice location to the tip of the penis, the operation is carried out even easier and with minimal risk. Usually, the doctor will take tissue from the prepuce (foreskin of the penis) or from inside the oral cavity for later use in reconstructing the urinary tract to its proper position. With this surgery, the potential complications above can be greatly reduced and the quality of life of sufferers will be greatly improved. This surgery is usually done when children are 6 to 12 months old.
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