You might have seen it in movies or have heard it in stories, but for this woman, it happened in reality. What if you come to know 30 years later in your life that you are not from the gender you believe rather its opposite gender? You would be shocked? That’s what has happened with a woman from Kolkata.
The truth was revealed when the lady went to the doctor for getting herself diagnosed for abdominal pain. To her surprise (for doctors as well) she turned out to be a man with a rare condition. As per doctors, she is suffering from a very rare condition that can be found in one out of 22,000 people. The doctors found that the lady who is biologically a “man” is suffering from testicular cancer.
Testicular cancer is a rare disease in males with fewer than 100 thousand cases per year. The 30 years old woman is a resident of Bengal’s Birbhum married for the last nine years. “From her appearance, she is a woman – starting from her voice, developed breasts, normal external genitalia. However, the uterus and ovaries have been absent since birth. She has also never experienced menstruation“, said Dr. Anupam Dutta who conducted her medical tests. Biologically her condition is said to be ” Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome — a condition in which a person is genetically male but has all physical traits of a woman.
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The doctors said, ” her testicles remained undeveloped inside the body, there was no secretion of testosterone. Her female hormones, on the other hand, gave the appearance of a woman”. The patient is undergoing chemotherapy and her health condition is stable said the doctor. Interestingly her 28-year-old sister, who underwent necessary tests following the revelation, was also diagnosed with “Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome”. The doctors have said this genetic disease might have got into the 2 sisters as two of her aunts from the maternal side were also suffering from a similar condition.
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