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How can I prepare my son for hypospadia surgery?

Q: My son has been diagnosed with peno-scrotal hypospadias. His doctor has advised for surgery. My son is 2 years old. Is he ready for surgery? If so, how shall we prepare him for the surgery? I want to avoid any psychological problems for my child.

A:Yes, this is a good time to get the operation done. The basic principle is that the abnormality must be corrected before the child starts going to school. You need to gently tell him that he will have a small bandage for about 7 days and then all will be well.

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