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My son is almost 3 weeks old. Recently we took him to the doctor and his doctor was telling us about my sons penis. the slit is not on the head of the penis its underneath. He said we could take him to have surgery on it when he turns 6 months old to correct it but if we dont then its not a big deal that it wont affect him in anyway. Has anyone else had to deal with this and not had surgery on it?? Someone told me if we didnt take him for surgery it could affect him later on in life.
If it were us, i would research it (like i'm sure you're doing), and if it really doesn't affect urination or sex later in life then we would nit have the surgery. From what your doctor said, we probably wouldn't do it.
My nephew had an issue where he had 2 holes on the head of his penis, he ended up having surgery (as an infant) with no residual effects (he's 19 now, not sure how it's working, haha). But as a baby you could never even tell he had a problem, it looked normal and everything. I would be more curious to see how it affects him psychologically later in life, if not physically. It's difficult to have to make these kinds of decisions for such young babies. Good luck, go with your gut and you'll never be wrong.
It sounds like its first degree hypospadias and i probably wouldn't get the surgery although that site says they're normally succesful done under one year old. If it's second or third degree, then we would probably get the surgery.
<blockquote><b>Quoting LoveMyBabyz:</b>" Thanks yall. I really dont want to put him through something like surgery unless absolutely necessary. "</blockquote>
Good luck on your decision. Not every body is perfect but that doesn't mean they won't be accepted as an adult, you know? Our sons penis turns a bit to the left and he is just going to have to learn that different can still be "normal", you know?
Quoting Bosco123:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LoveMyBabyz:</b>" Thanks yall. I really dont want to put him ... [snip!] ... Our sons penis turns a bit to the left and he is just going to have to learn that different can still be "normal", you know?"
Yeah definitely. And as I told my husband, every baby is born with something different. He is still perfect to me no matter what.