66 Year Old Man Finds Out He’s a Woman
That’s exactly what happened to one Hong Kong man this week, who visited the doctor complaining of abdominal pain, and left with the diagnosis that he was a woman.
The Hong Kong Medical Journal, which published the information reports doctors discovered that he was a she after realizing that the cause of his pain and swelling was a cyst on one of his ovaries.
So how is it possible? The condition was the result of the man having two genetic disorders simultaneously. Specifically, he has Turner syndrome, a condition which effects females and causes infertility and short statue, and adrenal hyperplasia, which in creases the male hormones in a female, giving them facial hair, and in his case an exceptionally small “micropenis.”
At only 4.5-feet tall, the man had stopped growing when he turned 10. An orphan, he didn’t have parent to become concerned with his lack of growth , and he continued living life as a short man.
To date the combination of both Turner syndrome and adrenal hyperplasia has only reportedly occurred in 6 patients.
After 66 years, the Hong Kong patient has chosen to continue life as a man, and will potentially take hormone replacements to help compensate.
Seven doctors, writing in the medical journal, said the Vietnam-born patient would continue to live as a man and may be treated with testosterone replacement.
They said: ‘Were it not due to the huge ovarian cyst, his intriguing medical condition might never have been exposed’, according to the Daily Mail.