Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Indian man has hysterectomy

From the UK Telegraph:
An Indian farmer and father of two had a hysterectomy after doctors discovered a "full female reproductive system" in his lower abdomen.
The Indian man, identified as Ryalu, was admitted to a hospital near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, after complaining of severe stomach pains.

Doctors suspected a normal hernia, but when they carried out an exploratory operation they were shocked to discover it had been caused by a female uterus, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, a cervix and underdeveloped vaginal tissue.
I wonder what his scar looks like? One from bikini line to breastbone perchance? And at least they told him afterwards.

I still don't know what was removed along with my gallbladder back in 1980. Just that it didn't belong in a body that was supposed to be male - but I can't imagine it could have been anything nearly as completely developed.

These things happen. Nature's not quite as tidy as most believe.


Nicole Jade said...

It'd be interesting to know what his DNA was, if that goes along with being XX or XXY or if he was regular old XY.

Unknown said...

I doubt anyone had the foresight to reserve the removed tissue for typing. Oh, by the way, thank you for the positive comments you sent to the five girls assaulted in Washington DC.

Anonymous said...

did dr. m italiano from india make up this crazy story for you also zoe? was this one od his/her patients?

Zoe Brain said...

What's crazy about it? There's a number of syndromes that can cause this.

In other news, the world is not Flat, the little lights in the sky are actually huge balls of hot gas trillions of kilometers away, and very tiny organisms called bacteria cause many diseases. No matter how improbable any of that may sound to you.