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Baby born with two working penises but no anus in bizarre medical case

Baby born with two working penises but no anus in bizarre medical case

Doctors reported the infant has a single bladder attached to two urethras, which meant he passed urine from both members.

In an extraordinary case, a baby has been born with two penises and no anus.

The Daily Mail reported the infant was born in Pakistan with two ‘normal shaped’ and functioning penises in a rare condition called diphallia, as per a journal published in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.

However, his two members are cousins, not twins, as one of them is 1cm longer.

Doctors added he has a single bladder attached to two urethras, which meant he passed urine from both penises.

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Shortly after the baby was born, his parents noticed these defects despite having no family history of the condition.

They rushed him to the Children's Hospital at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences to be treated.

Additionally, the boy was born with no anus; however, surgeons opened the lower left side of the abdomen in a colonoscopy so he could drop stools.

After two days, the newborn was discharged from the hospital and will have follow-up surgery.

Only 100 cases of diphallia have ever been recorded.

The first case dates back to 1609 when it was reported by Swiss doctor Johannes Jacob Wecker when he encountered a cadaver with this condition.

According to Medical News Today, one in every five to six million live births can suffer from this defect.

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Alongside diphallia, those with the condition also have various associated irregularities, including a cleft in the scrotum, no urethras in either penis, abnormal heart muscles, two bladders and irregular positioning of the scrotum.

No anus is among one of the main irregularities associated with diphallia.

It’s unknown how the condition occurs; however, doctors have noted there's a higher mortality rate for those who suffer from it.

Last year, a baby in Brazil made headlines as he was born with the condition and ended up having his larger penis cut out.

Doctors operated on the young boy after they discovered his two appendages were conjoined at the base.

Medics were originally planning on chopping off the smaller Johnson (which many would think would be an obvious move); however, they changed their mind after learning he could only urinate from the smaller penis.

The surgery was performed seamlessly, with surgeons able to completely detach the bigger penis.

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