How to take hypospadias pictures at SickKids

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Learn how to take photos of your child’s hypospadias for their secure medical record.

Key points

  • Photos will be reviewed at each of your child’s follow-up visits with their health-care team.
  • In order to accurately photograph your child’s hypospadias, you will need a private room with bright, artificial light; a flat, comfortable surface for your child to lie down; and a camera.
  • If you are taking photos of an infant, it is easiest if two caregivers are present.
  • You will take a total of three pictures, from above, the side and underneath the penis.
  • Make sure all pictures of the penis are close enough to fill most of the frame of the camera and are in focus.
Last updated: July 25th 2022