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Most hypospadias is classified as distal, where the urethral opening is just below the head of the penis and most of the urethra is normal. Mild hypospadias is when the urethral opening is just below the tip of the penis. Severe hypospadias is when the opening is at the level of or below the scrotum.

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Hypospadias in Children

Hypospadias is a problem where the opening of the urethra is not at the tip of the penis. With hypospadias, the end of the tube is lower down on the underside of the penis. Or it may be in the scrotum.

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Hypothyroidism happens when the body does not make enough thyroid hormone. As a result, many body functions slow down. An underactive thyroid is the most common thyroid problem. Sometimes hypothyroidism is caused by the immune system making proteins called antibodies that attack the thyroid gland.

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