Diagnosis of Hypospadias

Hypospadias is sometimes diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound, but diagnosis usually occurs in males at birth. Upon examination, the foreskin is usually incomplete and the misplaced urethral opening is located.

Mild hypospadias may not be diagnosed unless removal of the foreskin (circumcision) is performed. Diagnosis of hypospadias in females requires thorough physical examination.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 09 Jun 1998

Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015