If your son’s condition is not serious, he may not need any correction. In moderate to severe cases, however, surgery may be performed to correct the appearance of the penis. If your son has hypospadias, he may not be circumcised as a newborn so physicians can use the foreskin to repair the urethra in the future. The repair is done with surgery when your child is six to 18 months old, at which time his penis can also be straightened.
Mild hypospadias often has no long-term effects, but serious cases can impact your son’s ability to urinate normally. Adult males may also have trouble delivering sperm and getting a woman pregnant. Surgery is helpful in most cases.