How is hypospadias diagnosed?

Hypospadias is diagnosed with a physical examination when the baby is born. Doctors check for hypospadias in all newborn boys.

The abnormality is easily noticed. Chordee, which often occurs at the same time as hypospadias, is not noticeable and may only be seen when the penis is erect.

The doctor may refer the family to a pediatric urologist to treat the baby.

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