Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Hermaphrodite Ryalu

According to online reports:

A man in India complaining of stomach pain had a hysterectomy after doctors discovered a full female reproductive system in his lower abdomen.

The farmer and father of two, identified only as Ryalu, was admitted to a hospital near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, where doctors diagnosed him with a hernia, the Daily Telegraph reported.

When doctors proceeded with the routine operation, they discovered a female uterus, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, a cervix and vaginal tissue.

Dr Pramod Kumar Shrivastava, a surgeon at the Chhindwara district hospital, told the Daily Telegraph that Ryalu had external male organs and was healthy.

Although Ryalu is medically considered a hermaphrodite, his hormones and sexuality are male, Shrivastava said.

Ryalu, who was said to be as "stunned" as his doctors at the discovery, is recovering in the hospital and is being supported by his family.

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