A to Z: Hypospadiasenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgHypospadias is a birth defect in which the tube that carries urine out of the body, called the urethra, opens on the underside of the penis.balanitis, meatal, meatus, penis, urethra, birth defects, reproductive system, male reproductive system, hypospadias, a to z, urethra10/16/201202/03/202002/03/2020240d84b0-3758-4150-bf23-9b152788fb64https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-hypospadias.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hypospadias.html/">Hypospadias</a> (hy-po-SPAY-dee-us) is when the tube that carries pee out of the body (the urethra) opens on the underside of the penis, not at the tip. Boys who have the condition are born with it.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>In hypospadias, the opening of the urethra, called the meatus (say: mee-AT-us), may be anywhere along the underside of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/male-reproductive.html/">penis</a>. Sometimes, this can cause problems such as:</p> <ul> <li>too much urinary spraying</li> <li>a curved penis during erection</li> <li>possible fertility problems in adulthood</li> </ul> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Hypospadias is a common birth defect in boys. Surgery usually fixes it permanently.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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HypospadiasHypospadias is when the urethra — the tube that drains pee from the bladder to outside the body — opens in a different place instead of at the tip of the penis.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hypospadias.html/a55bc530-513a-4551-afa4-8bb79a3aaacb
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Meatal StenosisThe meatus is the opening in a boy's penis where the urine (pee) comes out. Meatal stenosis is when this is too small.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/meatal-stenosis.html/a5c5b7a3-0f84-484e-8762-b3f066edf769
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