What Age Do Hypospadias In Infants Need Surgery?
Assalamualaiakum … Hello Doctor .. My child was just born on April 13th yesterday and had hypospadias, where the urine hole is between the lower shaft of the penis and the testicles …. My question is how to treat the genitals that experience hypospadias … When bathing, does water enter the open urine hole? At what age can our child be operated ??? Can hypospadias operate using BPJs ???? Please answer y Doctor …
Hello Mr. Edi. Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Hypospadias are conditions in which the urethral orifice (urine discharge) is located at the bottom of the penis, not at the tip of the penis. Hypospadias can generally be known since the child is born. Children with hypospadias do not need special care. You just need to make sure the penis is always clean. Make sure you always clean your child's penis well, especially after the child urinates. Just like a normal penis, water entering through the urethral hole will immediately come out again by itself. Avoid giving powder or ointments that can clog the urethral opening or make a child experience a urinary tract infection.
Hypospadias can be treated by surgery (surgery) to correct the urethral opening. Surgery should be performed by a urologist or pediatric surgeon. This surgery usually only takes about 1.5-3 hours and the child does not need to be hospitalized. Surgery should be performed after the child is 6 months old, before the child starts school. Your child needs to be examined by a pediatrician before undergoing surgery. After surgery, usually the results of repair will last a lifetime. In rare cases, the child needs readjustment when he is puberty. For payment, you can consult the nearest health facility or hospital where you plan to have surgery. The hospital usually provides a special officer to explain the payment mechanism using BPJS national health insurance. You may first be asked to make a referral letter at the first level health facility where your child is registered.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.