Childhood Diseases

Posted by: mummy | 2008/08/08


worried mother

Hi doc
Im very worried about my son, he is 20months, the doc said that his penis is small and that he has hyperspadia(smelling mite be wrong), so they gave him 2 injections, to boost his hormones and to grow his penis too, now his growing hair by his penis, and Im worried that this is a side effect, will the hair stop growing,please help. thank you doc

Expert's Reply



Hypospadius means that the urethra [the tube carrying urine through the shaft of the penis] opens in a place other than the normal tip of the penis. Hypospadius does not mean that the penis is small. In any case most times when the penis appears to be small it grows normally as the child gets older. I cannot imagine why your baby was given these injections which I presume was a hormone called testosterone. Now your baby has signs of what is called precocious puberty. He needs to be seen by a paediatric endocrinologist as soon as possible. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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