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What complication's can hypospadias cause?

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This is when the opening of the urethra, where pee and semen come out through the tip of the penis, is located elsewhere. It can be anywhere within the head or shaft of the penis, the scrotum, or perineum.

It can make it more difficult for some men to have children because their sperm can’t reach and fertilize an egg. Depending on the location and size of the opening, it can be hard to keep it clean. If hypospadias isn’t fixed early, a boy may have to sit down when he pees.

From: What is Hypospadias? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Facts about Hypospadias.”

Cleveland Clinic, Diseases and Conditions, Hypospadias: “Hypospadias.”

Hypospadias and Epispadias Association Inc.

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions, Hypospadias.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Facts about Hypospadias.”

Cleveland Clinic, Diseases and Conditions, Hypospadias: “Hypospadias.”

Hypospadias and Epispadias Association Inc.

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions, Hypospadias.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

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