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Hypospadia: How do you know if your intact son has one?

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Dumb question
and mostly just "I'm curious" type of thing.

I saw an online post about a young boy with a slight hypospadia. I was just thinking to myself, gee I wouldn't even know if my sons DID have this problem -- all I know is they seem to be peeing OK.

What would be the symptoms of severe hypospadias, that might need corrective surgery?
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The urethra opens on the underside of the glans instead of at the tip. In an intact boy, severe hypospadias would present as an incomplete foreskin, like a hood, and the peehole underneath the head. You would notice severe hypospadias.
In an intact boy, a very mild case would probably go unnoticed until he became retractile. A more moderate or severe case(that would warrant intervention) you would see a physical abnormality from the outside (without retracting)

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