Coping and supportBy Mayo Clinic staff
It can be difficult and frightening to learn that your son has hypospadias and will likely need surgery. Don't hesitate to ask your child's doctor any questions you have, and if possible, have a family member or friend with you for support on the day of the surgery. The good news is that the surgery for hypospadias is usually highly successful, and your very young child will probably not recall having the procedure.
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