Distal hypospadias

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Learn about distal hypospadias and how it is managed.

Key points

  • Your child has distal hypospadias if the urinary opening is located on or near the head of the penis.
  • When managing your child’s hypospadias, two main functional factors are taken into account: your child’s ability to pee in a single straight urinary stream and their ability to have natural sexual function in the future.
  • Since function is usually normal in distal hypospadias, there is usually no medical reason for any surgery.
  • At Sick Kids, your child will be actively and regularly monitored by the hypospadias clinic (Active Surveillance).
Last updated: March 24th 2022