what causes hypospadias?
as with many other birth defects, doctors aren’t sure why some boys get hypospadias. They think some of the reasons could be:
- Genetics. It’s more likely if the boy has a father or brother who were born with it. It is also associated with some genetic syndromes.
- Fertility treatments. The mother may have used hormone therapy or medicine to help her get pregnant..
- The mother’s age and weight. There’s more chance a baby will be born with hypospadia if his mom is overweight and over age 35, has diabetes prior to her pregnancy
- Expsoure to smoking or pesticides