Nobody likes seeing a doctor, and I even have nightmares about the things you see at the hospital. However nasty things might seem, it could always be worse. Some people just have it bad, as is apparent from the myriad of unexplainable diseases that seem to keep popping up faster than they can be cured. Ranging from worms inside the skin to tears made of blood, some of our Desi doctors have pretty much seen it all.
Here are some of the weirdest medical cases ever seen in India!
1. People in Rajasthan had Long worms coming out from their skin
In the early 80s, many parts of Rajasthan were affected by Dracunculiasis, which is contracted through dirty water. A blister forms on the skin, which then exposes one end of a worm, which can be PULLED OUT! That's just nasty.
2. Chandan Goswami urinates living winged beetles
Chandan Goswami, a 13 year old, started urinating entire living winged beetles in 2003. They were apparently hatching in a fistula near his groin. Needless to say, this is one of the most rare medical conditions in the world, and is known as Myiasis.
3. Twinkle Dwivedi Cries tears of blood
Twinkle Dwivedi, a little girl from Lucknow, suffers from an undiagnosed and unnamed disease that causes her to literally cry tears of blood. She apparently has some form of Haemolacria, which is the closest thing to a diagnosis of her condition.
4. Rinku Devi gave birth despite having two wombs
Rinku Devi, a woman from Patna, delivered 2 perfectly healthy babies in 2011. The strange thing was, they were both from a different womb. This is because she suffered from Uterus Didelphys, a condition where you have 2 wombs. Next time you say "he's my brother from another mother", think twice!
5. Sanju Bhatnagar had his Twin growing inside his stomach
Sanju Bhagat from Nagpur discovered he had Fetus in Fetu, which occurs when a twin grows inside the other sibling in the early stages of pregnancy and survives long after its birth, when he was 36. He always had an unusually large stomach, and finally got the twin removed, noting that it even had fingernails!
6. Lakshmi Tatma was born with 8 limbs, just like the Goddess
Lakshmi Tatma from Bihar was born with Ischiopagus Conjoined Twins condition, in which conjoined twins are fused from the lower half of their bodies. Subsequently, she had four hands, four legs, and seemed to resemble Goddess Lakshmi. Doctors later removed the extra limbs, but she still has several medical problems.
7. These kids in Bihar look 8 times their actual age
A couple in Bihar have 7 children, five of whom suffer from this Progeria, or rapid ageing syndrome, where the the person starts to look like they're ageing way faster than they actually are. Only 1 in 8 million people suffer from this condition, which was also highlighted in the Amitabh Bachan movie 'Paa'.
8. This baby was born with a single central eye, like a cyclops
In 2006, a baby was born with this medical Cyclopia, which is thought to have been brought on by an experimental anti-cancer drug. She was born with a single eye in the center of her forehead, no nose and her brain fused into a single hemisphere.
9. Prithviraj Patil has a condition that makes him look like a werewolf
Prithviraj Patil from Maharashtra suffers from an extreme case of Hypertrichosis which is also known as werewolf syndrome. The name stems from the fact that people who have this get dark and thick hair growth all over their faces and bodies. There only about 20 reported cases of this worldwide.
10. Jyoti Amge has a condition that makes her just 24 inches tall
Jyoti Amge from Nagpur holds the record for being the world's smallest woman. She has the most acute form of Achondroplasia recorded, standing at just 24.7 inches.