Revisit if no diagnosis obvious
If, at first, the doctors are unable to work out the exact diagnosis, discuss this again with your doctor from time to time to check if there have been any changes in testing methods or knowledge which may give further answers. Testing methods are constantly improving, and a full diagnosis may be possible a few years down the line.
Sometimes a specific diagnosis or cause may not be found and a general term like “hypospadias” or “partial gonadal dysgenesis” is used. Having a diagnosis doesn’t change how your baby developed, but it can be helpful to understand the different sex development of your baby. It helps to plan and focus on a baby’s short and long-term health care needs (e.g. it can help us understand how baby will experience puberty). And it helps us to focus on your baby’s overall wellbeing and on how to explain development.