Top 10 Bizarre Medical Anomalies

Submitted by: x-Kerz-x 8 years ago in Science
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Medical science is really weird.
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Female 901
This stuff amazes me.
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Male 326
#1 is a blessing

100% agree with fatex

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Female 495
That was quite sad to look at. Makes me feel like a right bitch for getting pissed at a bad hair day.
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Male 1,129
one in the pink one in the stink... number 1 isnt a deformity its a blessing...
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Male 228
Ok, according to Guiness World Records, 2008 edition, the largest bladder stone ever succesfully removed from a person was 4 lbs, 2 oz. (i.9 kg) and was about 7 by 5 by 3.7 inches (or 17.9 by 12.7 by 9.55 cm). It was removed from the body of Jose de Castro da Silva from Brazil on August 25, 2003.

Please don`t flame me for making you throw up in your mouth a little.

Also, Ripley`s Believe it or Not! did a special on the oldest living person with ectopia cordis, or having the heart located somwhere where it shouldn`t be located. I forget his name, but he`s like thirty-something now and has to wear a protective chest plate at all times. But it showed him taking the chest plate off and his chest is perfectly normal looking...except for the large, fleshy lump pulsing just beneath his skin.

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Male 109
i felt like i was going to throw up.
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Male 40,764
Eeew! Yucky!
Death would be a kindness for many of those conditions.
Note to self: do NOT go to a mudbath spa in Ethiopia...
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Female 246
Ectrodactyly would have been a good one to put on here.
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Male 64
"I don`t think 1 in 5.5 million men can have two penises with only 1,000 cases recorded."

It says "1 in 5.5 million men have...", not "5.5 million men..."

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Female 1,427
"Why did it have to show elephantiasis of the nutsac? Also, I don`t think 1 in 5.5 million men can have two penises with only 1,000 cases recorded."

if there`s only 1,000 cases recorded, then it`s possible because it isn`t an accurate statistic. Perhaps a majority of these cases were recorded in the U.S.

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Male 2,395
I`ll try to go to sleep after all this >_<
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Male 1,265
"The disease is caused by a genetic mutation, and does not pass from parent to child. There is no known cure, and most children with the disease do not live beyond the age of thirteen"

I wonder who with this disease had a child to prove this? o.O?

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Male 367
Why did it have to show elephantiasis of the nutsac? Also, I don`t think 1 in 5.5 million men can have two penises with only 1,000 cases recorded.
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Male 2,148
#2 is the worst, I think. I don`t know why, but that picture creeps the the drat out. All the other ones are cool, it`s just that one that gives me goosebumps. No idea why, it just does.
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Female 140
a girl at my school has FOP, so even though this isnt really the ideal way to spread the word, the more people who know about the disease, the better. interesting list!
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Female 12
I find these sort of lists interesting:) You get to know random facts you wouldnt normaly :P
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Female 4,225
Only a few were new to me

I`ve seen them on the internet, tv, or in books.
Life can be cruel, that is all I can say
But at least some people are able to find happiness in their...ah-what`s the word?
But at least some don’t limit themselves. At least they know that they can still find happiness…the illnesses that don’t cause limitations and the ones that are ‘minor’ anyways

On a side note- I am disgusted my the disgustedness of the disgusted

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Male 4,867
wait wait...2 penises is considered strange?
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Female 1,653
I regret reading all the way to the end now.
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Male 1,365
Wow, that was really grim. 15 pounds of warts removed? ggguuuuuuuuugghhhaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!
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Female 652
ughhh
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Male 985
No.9 is horrible.
*bangs head to get out of mind*
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Male 12,138
You had me at "Diphallia"...
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Male 243
Opie, I`m afraid it`s because we (they?) don`t have these sort of deformities, and such we (they?) tend to de-humanize them and see them as part of an exhibit instead of being people with very weird diseases. While you, of course, have personal experience in this matter.

I understand what you`re saying, but this has occurred throughout the world since humans first existed on Earth. That`s why there were the KKK (i hate them) and racists that believe they are above every other race. Unfortunately, we do not accept the things that can`t even be helped (diseases, skin color) and instead some people with the disease/ skin color choose to attempt to "fit in" in order to be accepted.

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Male 4,012
Opie, I`m afraid it`s because we (they?) don`t have these sort of deformities, and such we (they?) tend to de-humanize them and see them as part of an exhibit instead of being people with very weird diseases. While you, of course, have personal experience in this matter.

I felt very sorry for the guy whose wounds kept turning into bone. It`s like medusa`s gaze or something...

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Male 734
There`s an even rarer disease that`s the exact opposite of Progeria, where a person ages at 1/10 the normal speed. I can`t for the life of me recall the name, but there is one sufferer who lives sorta in my area... he`s 12 or 13, and only looks one or two years old. And acts it. Not "freak-show" material, perhaps, but similar to the progeria cases.
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Female 1,329
Wow, just wow!!! I`ve seen and heard about some of these, but wow!!!

I think it`s just beyond strange and weird what the human body can do with it`s genes and such.

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Male 303
great, i just saw the pic for "Cutaneous Porphyria" or #5 and im just about to go to sleep.

That could scare anyone in a sabotage.

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Male 2,703
necropedia, I think because the image of the penis at the end
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Male 2,703
punki3, 1 in 5.5million MEN. assuming half the planet is men and half women, 3.3 million men in the world, 1 in 5.5million would be <1000 people in the world with the disease. and thats assuming that the 1 in 5.5mil extends beyond US since the documents clearly states "in the US". in that case, 300mil in US, 150mil men (again assuming half), <30 men have it.

surprised the backwards insides or backwards heart wasn`t on there. my uncle`s entire insides were backwards/reverse. his heart was on the right side, the doctors find this out when they went to take out his appendix and it wasn`t there...it was on the other side. he lived to 60 years old. my wife`s brother had a backwards heart and died soon after birth, only the heart was backwards so he couldn`t pump blood, or something like that.

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Male 21
They didn`t mention anencephaly or cyclopia or any of the disturbing birth defects you commonly find on gore/snuff sites.

Plus, why is this for 18+? 9th graders learn this crap in sociology.

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Female 4,447
Fascinating, and mostly unfortunate for the sufferers.
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Female 175
I saw the guy with the warts on his hand on tv once... they called him "the man thats turning into a tree" or something stupid to get people`s attention...
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Female 175
heh... makes ya wonder since there are so many people on earth.. 1 in 5.5 million... heh
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Male 489
:/ i`ve actually heard/seen most of these

i spend way too much time on the internet

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Male 3,648
I`ve heard of the last one.
Is that strange?
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Female 346
5.5 million men I meant. *ahem* -_-
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Male 788
2 wangs eh?
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Male 77
number 1 is the manliest thing ever.
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Female 346
I just got a book on mutants.
basically weird medical anomalies. it`s quite interesting.

I found it interesting that one in 5.5 men in the US has 2 penises. O.o

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Male 102
I don`t think having `double-penis` was the most unusual.

(Can`t believe the Elephant man was de-throned by a double dick.)

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Female 1,690
wow that`s insane.... the one with the weird bone structure intrigued me most, believe it or not.
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Female 15,763
I`m having the hardest time trying to make a PC comment.

o-o

Why is everyone so disgusted? I don`t find it gross at all... and I`m almost offended at how openly and ridiculously disgusted you all are.

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Female 1,231
I actually thought that they were interesting, and didn`t have much of an urge to vomit.

Maybe I should change my major to pre-med. XD

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Male 58
I`m scarred for life now. I thought my penis scare was over after seeing the belly skin cover the guy`s member at #6 but nooooo i had to see TWO
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Male 243
the most disgusting were # 5,4, and 2. (#5 scared th e BAJEEZUS out of me when i first saw it.)
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Female 1,516
The one with the warts on his hands was the worst. Almost puked on that one.
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Male 2,582
I have achieved vomit.
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Female 675
lol i bet every guy on here was like... :o TWO PENIS` HECK YES! DOUBLE SEX!
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Male 107
i was almost afraid to scroll down X(

the alien and diphalia made me giggle.

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Male 591
If it wasnt for this being medical and completely true... I would call photoshp on most of these if they were on any other site.
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Male 2,510
were they high when they thought of "sonic hedgehog homolog"
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Male 486
Haha I can`t wait to go around telling everyone that one in every 5.5 million men in the US has two penises.
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Male 31
Could have warned us about the NSFW factor lol
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Male 562
I lol`d, and gagged >>
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Female 403
dragonshadoz: the movie was Jack

freakyy...

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Female 649
lol @quiknas
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Male 394
was this really 18+ because of the dual penis pleaaaze
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Male 2,199
were those the man`s nuts that became that large or was that his penis? either way... bravo...
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Male 451
if i had three penises i would braid them
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Male 12
Aagh! My eyes!
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Female 4,028
The pregnant fellow... where exactly is the twin? His stomach? Why is it still in there?
The "Old Man Syndrome" is sad. What was that one movie with Robin Williams called, where he had this?
Number five... eesh.
Oh, hey, it`s "Tree Man" again. Heard he got most of his warts off.
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Male 3,014
I wish I had 2 penises...
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Male 1,666
The wart one was naaaaaaasty
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Female 4,197
One in 5.5 million men in the United States have two penises. Wow... just wow...
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Female 1,436
Wow, that was quite amazing.

I absolutely love seeing medical situations like these

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Male 533
that is so damn creepy...
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Male 2,172
I call the middle one the big Ron.
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Male 109
This only scratches the surface of the crazy things seen in medicine...
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Female 5,139
wow...the human body is so fascinating, i wonder why these things happen.. are they just passing mutations or...is there a reason for them all o.O the str Möbius Syndrome it just sounds like scientists are clueless as to why that happens
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Male 2,172
Nature didn`t limit itselfs to just two apandages for my masculine righthood. It`s like I have a third hand down there.
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Male 1,837
ive seen the last one, but multiplied by 4. O_<
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Male 185
Damnit! Curse my singular penis!
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Male 2,172
My name is Groogle and I suffer from penile duplication.

Hello ladies.

;)

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Male 1,853
Number 4...that wouldn`t be his sack, would it?
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Female 1,211
If you have what #1 features, then you have the possibility to be twice the d*ckhead.
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Male 17,511
That should be labeled NSFW
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Female 1,082
dmn. that last one didn`t seem like a disease many guys would want to get rid of. if both of them function sexually it opens up a whole new world of opportunities.
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Male 756
o_o
Some of those were...really...weird...
D:
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Male 2,049
I have penis envy...

That guy can do 2 chicks at the same time... literally.

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Male 216
woah.... woah woah woah........ just.... woah.
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Female 1,386
@virtualparty
I think its actually his... uhm willy. scary. o_o
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Male 524
Hey, they had tree man on there.
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Female 390
oh my god that one with the guy who basically looked dead made me feel SICK!
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Male 787
Is that droopy one..elephantiasis or something..are those his nuts? D:
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Male 201
I want two penises. Holy cow.
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Female 317
"Wow. #1 has a lot of porn potential."

DEFINITELY!

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Female 317
2 penises?....

I...don`t....know....what....to....think....

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Male 731
Wow. #1 has a lot of porn potential.
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Female 2,220
TWO WILLIES
hahahahahahahahahahahhahaha
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Male 15
Disgusting
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Male 485
nice post
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Female 12
Link: Top 10 Bizarre Medical Anomalies [Rate Link] - Medical science is really weird.
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