They Say You Learn A New Thing Every Day

‘A 66-year-old apparently male patient made a stunning discovery when he sought treatment for swelling in his abdomen. The swelling was a cyst on his ovary and he was in fact a woman. The condition was caused by a very rare combination of two genetic disorders. One, Turner syndrome, causes women to lack some female features, including the ability to get pregnant. Sufferers usually look like women, but in this case the patient also had congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), which boosted the male hormones and made the patient look like a man. The case was reported by doctors from Kwong Wah Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, who treated the patient. It was published in the Hong Kong Medical Journal yesterday.

“The patient, by definition, is a woman who cannot get pregnant. But she also has CAH, which gave her the appearance of a man,” Chinese University paediatrics professor Ellis Hon Kam-lun said. “It’s an interesting and very rare case of having the two combinations. It probably won’t be seen again in the near future.” The 66-year-old Vietnam-born Chinese man is an orphan. He has a beard, small penis and no testes. Just 1.37 metres tall, he has decided to continue perceiving himself as a male and may receive male hormone treatment, the report said. When pressed, he disclosed a long history of urinary leakage and arrest of growth after puberty at the age of 10′ – South China Morning Post


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Man, 66, goes to doctor and finds he’s a woman – Tuesday, 04 June, 2013, 10:47am





Ninja Ambush!

‘Three muggers in Australia got the fright of their lives when their attack was interrupted by five black-clad ninja warriors. The thieves were assaulting a German medical exchange student in Sydney, but the alleyway where they struck was next to a school for ninja warriors. One of the pupils raised the alarm after noticing the attack. Police say they have arrested two men and charged them with robbery, and are still looking for a third suspect. “We just ran outside and started running at them, yelling and everything,” said ninja master Kaylan Soto who instructed his students to take action. “These guys have turned around and seen five ninjas in black ninja uniforms running towards them. They just bolted.” The victim suffered minor injuries, and the men stole his mobile phone and iPod, according to police. Mr Soto said the man could have escaped the assault with some training in ninjitsu – a Japanese martial art. As for the attackers, “They just picked the wrong spot,” he added.,17033,8749_6170022,00.html