Hypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operationHHypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operationHypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operationEnglishUrologyNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months)Urethra;PenisPenis;UrethraNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MN7.0000000000000068.00000000000001250.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This page explains how to care for your child at home after he has had a hypospadias repair operation.</p><p>Your child has had a hypospadias repair operation. This procedure moves the opening of the penis to the right place so your child can pee more easily.</p><p>After a hypospadias operation, most children go home the same day. Here is some information you can use to help your child heal at home.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Hypospadias</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hypospadias_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Usually, the opening of the urethra, or meatus, is at the tip of the penis. In children with hypospadias the opening of the urethra can be located at various positions along the underside of the penis. The foreskin may not completely close over the head of the penis. The location of the urethral opening can range from just below the usual position on the glans to between or underneath the scrotum.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>After a hypospadias operation, most boys go home the same day. </li> <li>Your child may have some pain and fever for a day or two after the operation. </li> <li>Your child will have small tube coming out of his penis. Some children may also have a catheter. </li> <li>Your child’s bandage may soak off in the bathtub. If not, you need to take it off within two days (48 hours) after surgery. </li> <li>Your child will need two follow-up appointments.</li> </ul><h2>A stent: caring for the tube inside your child’s penis</h2> <p>Your child will have a plastic tube called a stent in his urethra. This stent keeps the urethra open so that it heals properly. The urethra is the tube inside the penis that carries urine out of the bladder. </p> <p>The stent is held in place with a stitch. You will have to bring your child back to the urology clinic to have the stitch and the stent removed. This will happen about one week to 10 days after the operation. </p> <p>Sometimes, the stent falls out at home. If this happens, call the urology clinic at the hospital.</p> <h2>Some children may need a catheter</h2> <p>Depending on how complex the hypospadias repair operation was, your child may have a <a href="/Article?contentid=1246&language=English">catheter</a> instead of, or as well as, a stent. A catheter is a tiny plastic tube that drains urine out of the body. </p> <h3>Foley catheter</h3> <p>Some children have what is called a Foley catheter placed in the urethra instead of the stent. If this is the case, it will likely stay in for up to two weeks. </p> <h3>Suprapubic catheter</h3> <p>More rarely, a child may have a suprapubic catheter. This catheter is surgically placed between the bladder and the outside of the belly. It drains urine to an attached bag. A suprapubic catheter is removed about one week after either the Foley catheter or stent has been removed from the urethra. If your child has a suprapubic catheter, you will be given more information on how to care for it. </p> <p>To learn more, please read <a href="/Article?contentid=1246&language=English">Urinary catheter: Care at home</a>.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If your child has a high fever, uncontrolled pain, or there is no pee coming from the stent, you should see to the doctor. You can visit your local Emergency Room or the Hospital for Sick Children Emergency Department. If you have any questions, you may also contact your family physician or paediatrician.</p><h2>Resources</h2><p>Download a <a href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Hypospadias_atlas.pdf">handout</a> that shows the normal stages of healing that occur after hypospadias repair. It shows how healing can look different in different patients.</p>
ஆண்குறியின் நிலையைச் சரிப்படுத்துதல் (ஹைபொஸ்பாடியாஸ்): அறுவைச் சிகிச்சையின் பின் உங்கள் பிள்ளையை வீட்டில் பராமரித்தல்ஆண்குறியின் நிலையைச் சரிப்படுத்துதல் (ஹைபொஸ்பாடியாஸ்): அறுவைச் சிகிச்சையின் பின் உங்கள் பிள்ளையை வீட்டில் பராமரித்தல்Hypospadias Repair: Taking Care of Your Child at Home After the OperationTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MN000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>சிறுநீர்க் குழாய் நிலையை சரிபடுத்தல் - அறுவை சிகிச்சைக்கு பிறகு ஆண் குறியின் நிலை சிகிச்சை.</p>
اصلاح المبال/الإحليل التحتاني: رعاية طفلك في المنزل بعد العمليةااصلاح المبال/الإحليل التحتاني: رعاية طفلك في المنزل بعد العمليةHypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operationArabicUrologyNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months)Urethra;PenisPenis;UrethraNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MN7.0000000000000068.00000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>مبال تحتاني: يزيحون عمليات إصلاح المبال التحتاني فتحة القضيب الى المكان الصحيح. احصل على معلومات عن جراحة القضيب عند الرضيع.</p>
尿道下裂修复:手术后在家照顾你的孩子尿尿道下裂修复:手术后在家照顾你的孩子Hypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operationChineseSimplifiedNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MN68.00000000000007.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z本页面介绍了如何在家里照顾做完尿道下裂修复手术后的孩子。
尿道下裂修復術:術後兒童家庭護理尿尿道下裂修復術:術後兒童家庭護理Hypospadias Repair: Taking Care of Your Child at Home After the OperationChineseTraditionalNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MN68.00000000000007.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z了解幼兒尿道下列症狀和治療方法,學習尿道下裂修復術術後護理知識
Reparación de hipospadias: cuidado del niño en casa después de la operaciónRReparación de hipospadias: cuidado del niño en casa después de la operaciónHypospadias Repair: Taking Care of Your Child at Home After the OperationSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MN000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Esta página explica el tratamiento y los cuidados postoperatorios que debe tener su niño en casa después de una cirugía en el pene de hipospadias.</p>
بچے کی پیشاب کی نالی کے پیـچھے کی طرف کھلنے کی مرمت : آپریشن کے بعد اپنےبچے کی گھر میں نگہداشت کرناببچے کی پیشاب کی نالی کے پیـچھے کی طرف کھلنے کی مرمت : آپریشن کے بعد اپنےبچے کی گھر میں نگہداشت کرناHypospadias Repair: Taking Care of Your Child at Home After the OperationUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MN68.00000000000007.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>معلوم کریں کہ اپنے بچے کے ہائپو اسپیڈیا کو ٹھیک کرنے کے آپریشن کے بعد گھر پر اس کی نگہداشت کیسے کریں، اور ہائپو اسپیڈیا کا مناسب علاج کیا ہے۔</p>
Hypospadias: soins à domicile après l’opération de correctionHHypospadias: soins à domicile après l’opération de correctionHypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operationFrenchUrologyNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months)Urethra;PenisPenis;UrethraNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MN7.0000000000000068.00000000000001250.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Cette page explique comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après une opération de correction de l’hypospadias.</p><p>Votre enfant s’est fait opérer pour corriger l’hypospadias. Cette intervention a pour but de déplacer le méat (ouverture) du pénis pour qu’il soit au bon endroit et que votre enfant puisse uriner plus facilement.</p><p>À la suite d’une opération de l’hypospadias, la plupart des enfants retournent à la maison le même jour. Voici quelques conseils utiles pour aider à la guérison de votre enfant une fois à la maison.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Hypospadias</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hypospadias_MED_ILL_FR.png" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Habituellement, l'ouverture de l'urètre, ou le méat, se trouve à l'extrémité du pénis. Chez les enfants qui sont atteints d'hypospadias, l'ouverture de l'urètre peut se situer à divers endroits sur la face antérieure du pénis. Il est possible que le prépuce ne recouvre pas complètement la tête du pénis. L'emplacement de l'ouverture de l'urètre peut varier; elle peut se situer juste en dessous de l'emplacement habituel mais peut également se trouver en dessous du scrotum.</figcaption></figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Après une opération de correction d’hypospadias, la plupart des garçons retournent à la maison le même jour.</li> <li>Votre enfant pourrait être aux prises avec des douleurs et de la fièvre pendant une journée ou deux après l’opération.</li> <li>Un petit tube sortira du pénis de votre enfant. Certains enfants devront aussi porter un cathéter.</li> <li>Le pansement de votre enfant pourrait se détacher dans le bain. Dans le cas contraire, vous devrez l’enlever dans les deux jours (48 heures) après l’opération.</li> <li>Il faudra deux rendez-vous de suivi pour votre enfant.</li> </ul><h2>Endoprothèse : soin tube dans le pénis de votre enfant</h2> <p>Un tube de plastique, appelé endoprothèse, sera installé dans l’urètre de votre enfant. Le tube sert à garder l’urètre ouvert, pour assurer une bonne guérison. L’urètre, c’est le conduit à l’intérieur du pénis qui transporte l’urine en provenance de la vessie.</p> <p>L’endoprothèse est maintenue en place avec des points de suture. Vous devrez retourner à la clinique d’urologie avec votre enfant pour faire retirer les points et l’endoprothèse, après environ une semaine à 10 jours après l’opération.</p> <p>Il arrive parfois que l’endoprothèse tombe d’elle-même à la maison. Si tel est le cas, appelez la clinique d’urologie à l’hôpital.</p> <h2>Certains enfants ont besoin d'un cathéter</h2> <p>Selon la complexité de l’opération qui visait à corriger l’hypospadias, on pourrait installer un cathéter en remplacement de l’endoprothèse, ou en même temps que celle-ci. Un cathéter, c’est un petit tube de plastique qui draine la vessie.</p> <h3>Sonde de Foley</h3> <p>Pour certains enfants, on installera une sonde de Foley dans l’urètre au lieu de l’endoprothèse. Si tel est le cas, le cathéter demeurera en place probablement jusqu’à deux semaines.</p> <h3>Cathéter sus-pubien</h3> <p>Dans de rares cas, il faut installer un cathéter sus-pubien. Ce cathéter est installé au moyen d’une opération entre la vessie et l’extérieur du ventre. Il draine l’urine, qui s’écoule dans un sac attaché au ventre. On retire le cathéter sus­-pubien environ une semaine après que la sonde de Foley ou l’endoprothèse ait été retirée de l’urètre. Si votre enfant porte un cathéter sus-pubien, on vous donnera des renseignements additionnels sur le soin de ce cathéter. </p><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids <br></h2><p>Si votre enfant a beaucoup de fièvre, des douleurs incontrôlables, des spasmes vésicaux ou que l'urine ne s'écoule pas de l'endoprothèse, appelez le service d'urologie au 416-813-6661 et demandez à parler à un infirmier.​</p>

 

 

Hypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operation1215.00000000000Hypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operationHypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operationHEnglishUrologyNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months)Urethra;PenisPenis;UrethraNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-17T05:00:00ZCathy Daniels, RN, MN7.0000000000000068.00000000000001250.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This page explains how to care for your child at home after he has had a hypospadias repair operation.</p><p>Your child has had a hypospadias repair operation. This procedure moves the opening of the penis to the right place so your child can pee more easily.</p><p>After a hypospadias operation, most children go home the same day. Here is some information you can use to help your child heal at home.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Hypospadias</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hypospadias_MED_ILL_EN.png" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Usually, the opening of the urethra, or meatus, is at the tip of the penis. In children with hypospadias the opening of the urethra can be located at various positions along the underside of the penis. The foreskin may not completely close over the head of the penis. The location of the urethral opening can range from just below the usual position on the glans to between or underneath the scrotum.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>After a hypospadias operation, most boys go home the same day. </li> <li>Your child may have some pain and fever for a day or two after the operation. </li> <li>Your child will have small tube coming out of his penis. Some children may also have a catheter. </li> <li>Your child’s bandage may soak off in the bathtub. If not, you need to take it off within two days (48 hours) after surgery. </li> <li>Your child will need two follow-up appointments.</li> </ul><h2>Caring for your child’s fever or pain</h2><p>As with almost any operation, many children get a <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> on the first day after the procedure. It is also normal for children to have some pain in the first few days after an operation. </p><p>If your child has a fever or mild pain after his operation, give him <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>. Always read the label on the medicine bottle and follow the instructions. </p><p>Do not give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a>.</p><p>If your child has more severe pain or if these medications do not help, your child may also be prescribed <a href="/Article?contentid=194&language=English">morphine</a>. Make sure you read the label on the bottles of medicine to find out how often you should give your child each medicine. Follow these instructions exactly. If you have concerns, talk to your pharmacist or to the nurse at the urology clinic. </p><h2>Soaking off the bandage after the operation</h2><p>Your child will come home with a bandage on his penis. Within two days (48 hours) of coming home, start giving your child warm baths. You can bathe your child three or four times a day. The bandage should start to come off on its own in the bath, if not, you will need to take it off. The bandage should be fully removed within one to two days (24 to 48 hours) after the surgery. If you have problems getting the bandage off, call the urology clinic. </p><p>Every time you bathe your child, let his penis dry by itself. Then put an antibacterial cream such as Polysporin on the whole area. </p><h2>If you can, double diaper</h2><p>If your child’s stent or catheter is long enough, you can double diaper him. This means he will wear two diapers, one over the other. First, diaper him as always but tape the tube to the outside of the diaper. Then put the second diaper over top of the first so that the pee can drip into the second diaper. </p><p>If the tube coming out of your child’s penis is not long enough to do this, just diaper him as you normally would.</p><h2>There may be a little bleeding</h2><p>You may see a little bleeding from your child’s stitches. This is more likely to happen if your child bumps or bangs himself. A little bleeding is normal. You may see a small amount of blood when you change your child’s diaper in the first few days. </p><p>If there is a lot of bright red active bleeding when you get home from the hospital, press firmly with your hand on your child’s penis right away. Keep pressing for 15 minutes and call the urology clinic. </p><h2>Eating and drinking after the operation</h2><p>Your child needs to have plenty of liquids after the operation. He should drink more than he normally would when he gets home from the hospital. </p><p>Codeine and other medicines may cause your child to have constipation. Constipation means problems having a bowel movement (poo). It is important to avoid this. If your child becomes constipated, he may push too hard when he has a bowel movement. This can cause pain. Your child may need stool softeners and glycerin suppositories if he is having constipation. If you are unsure of what product(s) to use, please talk to the pharmacist or call the urology clinic and speak to a nurse. </p><p>Drinking lots of water will help. Your child should also eat foods that have lots of fibre. These include whole grain breads and fresh fruits. These foods will prevent constipation while your child is less active and recovering. </p><p>Your child’s nurse will talk to you about other foods that have lots of fibre.</p><p>To learn more, please read <a href="/Article?contentid=964&language=English">Higher fibre diet</a>.</p><h2>Your child’s activity</h2><p>Your child should wear loose clothing or diapers. He should participate in quiet activity and avoid toys he has to straddle for the first several weeks after surgery. Once your child is feeling better, he can return to activity and day care or school as usual. </p><h2>Bladder spasms</h2><p>Having a catheter in the bladder can sometimes cause spasms. These spasms may cause pee to leak from the penis. Spasms are also uncomfortable. If your child cannot cope with his bladder spasms, call the urology clinic. Medication is available to help prevent bladder spasms. Keeping your child’s catheter draining freely will also help. Your nurse will discuss with you the best way to treat bladder spasms at home. </p><p>If you have urgent questions about your child’s care at home, call the urology clinic.</p><h2>Follow-up appointments</h2> <p>Your child will need two follow-up appointments.</p> <h3>Removing the stent</h3> <p>About a week after the operation, you will bring your child to the clinic to have the stent removed by the urology clinic nurse. </p> <h3>Checking the penis and how well your child is peeing</h3> <p>About three months after his operation, you will bring your child back to the clinic for a follow-up appointment. If your child is toilet-trained, he will have a flow rate test to measure how well he is peeing. If you can, make sure your child drinks lots of fluids before coming to the appointment. </p><h2>A stent: caring for the tube inside your child’s penis</h2> <p>Your child will have a plastic tube called a stent in his urethra. This stent keeps the urethra open so that it heals properly. The urethra is the tube inside the penis that carries urine out of the bladder. </p> <p>The stent is held in place with a stitch. You will have to bring your child back to the urology clinic to have the stitch and the stent removed. This will happen about one week to 10 days after the operation. </p> <p>Sometimes, the stent falls out at home. If this happens, call the urology clinic at the hospital.</p> <h2>Some children may need a catheter</h2> <p>Depending on how complex the hypospadias repair operation was, your child may have a <a href="/Article?contentid=1246&language=English">catheter</a> instead of, or as well as, a stent. A catheter is a tiny plastic tube that drains urine out of the body. </p> <h3>Foley catheter</h3> <p>Some children have what is called a Foley catheter placed in the urethra instead of the stent. If this is the case, it will likely stay in for up to two weeks. </p> <h3>Suprapubic catheter</h3> <p>More rarely, a child may have a suprapubic catheter. This catheter is surgically placed between the bladder and the outside of the belly. It drains urine to an attached bag. A suprapubic catheter is removed about one week after either the Foley catheter or stent has been removed from the urethra. If your child has a suprapubic catheter, you will be given more information on how to care for it. </p> <p>To learn more, please read <a href="/Article?contentid=1246&language=English">Urinary catheter: Care at home</a>.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If your child has a high fever, uncontrolled pain, or there is no pee coming from the stent, you should see to the doctor. You can visit your local Emergency Room or the Hospital for Sick Children Emergency Department. If you have any questions, you may also contact your family physician or paediatrician.</p><h2>Resources</h2><p>Download a <a href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Hypospadias_atlas.pdf">handout</a> that shows the normal stages of healing that occur after hypospadias repair. It shows how healing can look different in different patients.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hypospadias_MED_ILL_EN.pngHypospadias repair: Taking care of your child at home after the operation

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