Hypospadias is most often noticed at birth. Not only is the meatus in the wrong place, but the foreskin is often not completely formed on its underside. This results in a "dorsal hood" that leaves the tip of the penis exposed. It's often the way the foreskin looks that calls attention to the problem. Still, some newborns have an abnormal foreskin with the meatus in the normal place. And in others a complete foreskin may hide an abnormal meatus. About 8 in 100 of boys with hypospadias also have a testicle that hasn't fully dropped into the scrotum.