Instead, doctors who operated on what they thought were the father of three’s hernias discovered the bulge actually contained female genitalia.
The 67-year-old was hospitalized in Kosovo with a decade-long groin swelling and was born with only one testicle.
Doctors diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia, when tissue pokes into the groin at the top of the inner thigh.
But when surgeons examined the mass, they found his uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries, as well as his missing testicles.
The incident was revealed in the magazine Urology case report by doctors working at the University of Prishtina.
The man was diagnosed with an extremely rare condition, called Persistent Polygonal Duct Syndrome (PDMS).
There are only 200 reported cases of this condition occurring where men also have female reproductive organs along with their penis and scrotum.
It occurs when the beginning of the uterus known as the Mullerian duct is not broken during early male development.
But in very rare cases this does not happen resulting in some boys being born with both reproductive organs.
Symptoms of this condition include an undescended testicle and a hernia in the groin.
But women’s organs often go undetected unless operated on to handle the mass.
The patient has had a lump for 10 years that enlarges when standing up or coughs but flattens when lying on his side.
During surgery to repair it, doctors found a pear-like structure that they discovered was the uterus.
They also found a scrotal sac containing a fallopian tube and a testicle, with an ovary attached to it.
They diagnosed him with PMDS, whose main symptom was an inguinal hernia.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8250335/hernia-operation-doctors-found-female-genitals/ I went for what I thought was a routine hernia surgery but the doctors found FEMALE genitals and bulging testicles