Management Of Hypospadias In Children Aged 5 Years?
Morning … My child is 5 years old and will only do hypospadias surgery … are there any side effects if my child will only undergo surgery at the age of 5 … Please explain … Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Hypospadias is a birth defect where the tip of the urinary tract (urethral orifice) is not located at the tip of the penis, but below it. If the location of the urethral orifice is still close to the tip of the penis, often this condition does not always cause significant complications. But on the contrary, if the location of the urethral orifice is very far from the tip of the penis, then sufferers often experience a variety of complaints, such as disorders during urination, abnormal penis shape, erectile disorders and ejaculation. Therefore, in these conditions, surgery is needed to reposition the urethral orifice to the tip of the penis.
Frequently, hypospadias surgery is recommended to be carried out at the age of 6 to 12 months of the baby's life. In this way, the risk of the above complications can certainly be reduced. However, as long as your child's condition is healthy, and does not have any contraindications for hypospadias surgery, this will probably be better for him, compared to if he was not operated on at all. With the competence and experience of a doctor or physician who treats your child, of course he can make sure that the results of his surgery are still good, and do not leave dangerous complications. Therefore, consult with him a lot ..
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