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Hypospadias is a condition in which the urethral opening in males is located on the underside and not at the tip of the penis.


  • Congenital defect
  • Heredity


  • Urethral opening on the underside of penis
  • Foreskin only on the top but not on the underside of the penis
  • Downward curve of the penis
  • Abnormal direction or spraying of the urine stream

Treatment is recommended between 6 -18 months of age and includes:

  • Surgery to reposition the urethral opening, straighten the penis and remove the excess foreskin

There is no way to prevent hypospadias.