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31 Aug 2007

hypospadia 7 month
Good Day All

My baby boy must go for an operation. He has hypospadia. We had a shock of how bad it is because we only went during this week to the urologist.

I am so worried about the operation and I asked questions. The doctor was not very nice to me. He says because of all my questions I am negative. I am not very happy with his attitude.

I am worried about the anesthesia as well.

Maybe you can give some advise.

Thanks and enjoy your day.
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

Hypospadius is an abnormal opening of the urethra into the shaft of the penis rather than in its normal position at the tip. It is quite common occuring in approximately 1 out of 300 male infants at birth.
The operation to correct the defect is very successful and is usually done before the age of 2 years.
I consider all your concerns about the operation and about the anaesthetic to be perfectly reasonable and valid. The urologist was wrong to treat you as he did. I would recommend that you get a second opinion and this time I hope that you see a kind and patient paediatric urologist who will understand your concerns and explain everything clearly to you.
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