Hypospadias Symptoms and Causes
Penile malformation, also called hypospadias, is a disorder in which the male urethral opening is not located at the tip of the penis, but rather on the underside of the penis. Hypospadias is a congenital birth defect that happens during fetal development and occurs in about three in 1,000 male births. Causes of hypospadias are unknown.
Symptoms of hypospadias include:
- Urethral opening is located on the underside of the penis and, in more severe case, is located at the mid-shaft or base of the penis or located in or behind the scrotum.
- Abnormal spraying of urine
- Having to sit down to urinate
- Malformed foreskin that makes the penis look "hooded"