Can my boy with familial hypospadias be circumcised?
During the surgery used to correct the hypospadias, the doctor may need to use the foreskin to make some of the repairs or reconstruction. Because of this, a boy with hypospadias should not be circumcised until approved by the surgeon and after the repair and recovery is completed.
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Will boys with familial hypospadias be able to have children?
Currently, there is no evidence that hypospadias causes infertility problems. In severe cases where the urethral opening may be located far from the tip, semen may have trouble entering the vagina. Surgical repair of hypospadias may help minimize this. Additionally, insemination without medical intervention is often possible for men with hypospadias.
I have hypospadias, are there any special hygiene concerns I should have?
Men with hypospadias have a larger urethral opening than average. It may be therefore be necessary to avoid irritants like spermicides and to prevent soap from entering the urethra. Individuals with hypospadias may be at an increased risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases and urinary tract infections.
Should I have surgical correction for hypospadias as an adult?
Corrective surgery for hypospadias can often be more complicated as an adult than it is for a child. However, it is still possible in adults. It is important to speak with your urologist about the expected risks and benefits of the surgery.