Here are rare medical conditions that you might not know existed. From mermaid babies to two-faced humans. These conditions have amazed many.
This is a condition in which an individual develops two s3x organs.
Diphallia only affects about 1 out of every 5–6 million baby boys.
2. Double uterus
In 2006 Hanna Kersey broke medical history after she gave birth to triplets, twins were in one womb while the fraternal child was in the other womb.
Many might not know this but there is a condition where one can be born with an extra face on the back of his head.
Edward Mordrake was one such man who had two faces, literally.
Edward begged doctors to have his ‘demon head’ removed because it whispered horrible things to him at night.
Efforts to remove the face were futile and he ended up committing suicide at only 23.
This is a condition in which one is born with legs fused together which makes one look like a human mermaid.
One such person to have been born with such a condition is Shiloh Pepin. She was born without a uterus, bladder and large intestines.
She died aged 10.
This is a condition which causes hair to grow on all parts of the body inclusive of face, ears, legs etc.
Supatra Sasuphan is currently the world’s hairiest girl in the Guinness World Book of Records.
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, “Stone Man Syndrome”
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a progressive genetic disorder that turns soft tissues into bone over time.
This disorder occurs in about 1 in 2 million people, and there are currently no treatments or cures.
Cotard’s Delusion, “Walking Corpse Syndrome”
Cotard’s Delusion is a rare mental disorder in which a person sincerely believes he or she is missing body parts—such as the brain—or is actually dead.
Sufferers tend not to eat or bathe, and they often spend time in cemeteries, wishing to be among their own kind. Well, their perceived own kind, at any rate.
This disorder has been connected to a dysfunction in the areas of the brain responsible for recognizing and associating emotions with faces, including their own.
Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis, Lewandowsky-Lutz dysplasia, “Tree Man Syndrome”
These growths are actually warts that can be exacerbated by exposure to sunlight. While these warts may be benign early in life, they can become malignant later in life.
The warts are caused by a rare mutation of the EVER1/EVER2 genes.
Foreign Accent Syndrome
Some people develop a condition that causes them to uncontrollably speak in a foreign accent, even if they have never visited that area before.
Often, several types of accents can be used at different times, or may even be blended together.
This rare disorder typically comes about as a side effect following stroke or other brain injury. The person with the condition not only changes the tone of voice, but will also change tongue placement during speech.
The only treatment for this condition is extensive speech therapy to retrain the brain to speak in a certain way.