Hypospadias is a congenital condition that affects the male penis. In this condition, the opening of the urethra is not located at the tip of the penis as normal, but along the underside of the glans, the shaft of the penis, or the base of the scrotum. Hypospadias can vary in severity and requires early diagnosis and appropriate treatment to ensure optimal sexual and urinary functionality. In this article, we will explore the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for hypospadias.
The symptoms of hypospadias depend on the location and severity of the abnormality. In milder cases, the urethral opening may be only slightly displaced along the underside of the glans, while in more severe cases, it can extend to the base of the penis or scrotum. Other symptoms may include a short or tight foreskin, an abnormal curvature of the penis (also known as congenital penile curvature), and difficulty urinating in an upright position.
To understand the most appropriate treatment for hypospadias, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with Professor Christian Gozzi for a specialized consultation.