Proximal hypospadias

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Learn about proximal hypospadias and how it is managed.

Key points

  • Your child has proximal hypospadias if the urinary opening is much lower on the shaft 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.
  • Proximal hypospadias is repaired with surgery.
  • At Sick Kids, your child will be actively and regularly monitored by the hypospadias clinic (Active Surveillance).
Last updated: March 24th 2022