Dr. Statement about hypospadias from the academician, Çağdaş Gökhun Özmerimanı. The hole of the urethra, which is the last part of the urethra, is not in its normal place but somewhere on the lower face of the penis. It occurs because the urinary canal after the bladder, that is, the urethra, cannot complete its development while in the mother's womb.
Children with hypospadias may have urinary problems due to the narrow urinary hole and inability to have sexual intercourse in the future. In those with hypospadias, the downward hook-like bending of the penis during erection is a common condition, and therefore, apart from urination problems, it can also cause serious problems in terms of sexual intercourse at advanced ages.
Most of the time, the fact that the penis and urinary canal are not normal is noticed by the parents from birth. Generally, no other test is required for the diagnosis, except that hypospadias is seen by a physical examination by a urologist. In addition, there may be a downward curvature at the time of erection of the penis called cordial. In very severe hypospadias, that is, if the urinary hole occurs on the bag carrying the testicles or close to the anus, the genetic and hormonal structure of the child must be evaluated.
The only treatment for hypospadias is surgery. Although many methods are used to repair hypospadias surgically, choosing an appropriate method for each case will increase the chance of success. Children with hypospadias should never be circumcised, as the foreskin can also be used to create new channels in operations.