Man Discovers He Has A Womb
A 37-year-old man is making international headlines after doctors discovered that he had a womb that caused him to have a menstrual cycle and symptoms of PMS, while screening him for bladder cancer.
A businessman fearing he had cancer after discovering blood in his urine has been left stunned after doctors discovered he has a fully functioning womb – and the blood was from his period.
The 37-year-old man, who MailOnine is not identifying, said he has experienced strange symptoms for years, such as a dull ache after sex, but his concerns were always brushed aside by medics.
Specialists have since discovered that, as well has having typical exterior male genitalia, he also has an interior uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
They say he has been having periods since his teens, has experienced PMT, and may even be able to get pregnant.
The man, from Lancashire, is now preparing for surgery to remove the womb having lived his whole life as a ‘red blooded’ male, according to The Sun.
Doctors say this is the best way to treat the condition, but have warned him that he could start the menopause once the operation is complete.
Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome (PMDS) is a rare genetic disorder which occurs when the body fails to produce or respond to certain hormones while developing during pregnancy.
Every foetus contains the beginnings of a womb, known as the Mullerian duct, but if the baby is male then it will produce hormones meaning this reduces and then disappears all together.
However in those with PMDS the body either does not produce these hormones, or does not react to them properly, meaning the duct develops into a functioning womb.
Because these hormones do not affect the growth of the penis, it means the child will also develop typical exterior male genitals.
Ummmmmmmm….this is so strange, how could he have not known????
Have you ever heard of anything so bizarre????