I was just wondering if anyone else has gone through this. DS was born with hypospadius (a bent penis, and urethra outlet at the base instead of the tip), and has undergone 2 reconstructions in his little life. One to straighten him out, and one to build a urethra for him - they actually built it out of the foreskin! I'm told it is an old, tried-and-true procedure. He, however, has now developed a bulge, and had an assessment today before scheduling another surgery. I am told that this happens in 20% of cases, and our doc (wonderful surgeon) has had 1 case of recurrence beyond the 2nd urethra reconstruct (what ds is being assessed for) in his 20-yr practice. Has anyone else been through this? Poor ds is now almost 3, and will remember this procedure well, while the past 2 were when he was still little enough to forget. I'm so sad for my little guy. Also, he was nursing during the last 2, and healed much faster because of it. Not quite sure how to help this time. Any suggestions? I posted this in health and healing, and they suggested I ask here.
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3/4/08 at 6:59pm