Iraqi boy makes history as the first baby to be born with three penises

Iraqi boy makes history as the first baby to be born with three penises

Doctors were taken aback by the child's organs, and after further inspection, they removed the other two penises, giving him just one functional sex organ.

The human body works in mysterious ways, and for the first time ever in the history of human existence, a baby boy in Iraq has been born with three penises. The baby was born just three months ago in Duhok, the north of the country. "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case with three penises or triphallia," wrote Dr. Shakir Saleem Jabali in a study published in the International Journal of Surgery Case

The medical condition came to light after the toddler was taken to the hospital due to a swelling in the scrotum. While examining him, doctors noticed that he had a 0.8-inch organ sprouting near the root of his primary penis, with another 1-centimeter-long penis situated under his scrotum sack. Supernumerary penises are an extremely rare congenital anomaly that affects one in every 5–6 million live births, according to the study. 



Further examination revealed that only the child's main penis was functional, as the other two didn't have a urethra inside (the tube through which urine passes), so they decided to remove the two penises that were attached to the original penis.

The anomaly has definitely left medics puzzles, especially because the baby wasn't exposed to drugs in the womb, and nor did his family have a history of genetic aberrations. The boy has since then been discharged and didn't report any issues arising from the operation to remove the two additional phalluses.

"Triphallia (three penises) is an unreported condition in humans until now," read the report. "Patients with supernumerary penises have a unique presentation and no cases are identical. Treatment is difficult because it poses medical, ethical, and cosmetic aspects."



While this is the first time Triphallia has been reported about, there have been earlier mentions of Diphallia—or two penises. The first such instance was recorded back in the 1600s, per The Daily Mail. It is estimated one in every six million boys in America is born with the condition. Diphallia is also associated with other 'abnormalities', including being born with two scrotums or anuses. In most cases, the penises are the same size and sit beside each other. In some cases, the smaller penis would be located above the larger one. 

A while ago, a man went viral on Reddit for claiming he had two penises which were both functional. Dubbed the "Double D*ck dude", he shared what living with two penises was like. "I guess pretty much like any other guy in puberty. Just had two dicks instead of one. I knew from an early age. But it was not a big deal. My mum said, "You just have one extra” and that was it. It wasn’t until I was older that it started to be a hassle," said the person, reported New York Post



He did go through some hard times,  but he managed to move past them. "Honestly, it was the jerks I was around that made life hell. Once I was done with school, I realized it was something to be proud of … It’s one thing to be KNOWN as the guy with two c–ks and another thing to BE the guy with two c–ks. And being bisexual meant my d–ks were in constant demand. So it got to be kind of a curse for a while."

As for his sex life, he shared that a few girls "enjoyed it" while it made "a few run screaming" in the past. "Usually, the ones I get to know well before we date are cool with it. I don't talk about it otherwise like if I'm not going to have sex with you, you won't know I've got two dicks. lol," he wrote.  

Representative Image Source: Getty Images/aywan88

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