What is the outlook for boys born with hypospadias?

Most repairs of hypospadias last a lifetime and lead to normal, healthy function of the penis. Your son's urologist will decide how frequently he should have follow-up appointments. Complications after the surgery are not common, but they do occur.

Occasionally, a hole known as a fistula will form from the urinary tract to the skin of the penis. There may also be scarring that can affect the flow of urine. If, after your son has recovered from his surgery, you notice that he is leaking urine or the urine stream is slow or weak, contact his doctor.

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