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Baby Born With Three Penises Creates Medical History

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A baby born with three penises in Iraq is a first in medical history.

The baby boy, a Kurd from Duhok, was recently brought to the hospital by his parents after three months of his birth as his parents observed that his scrotum was swollen. But as doctors investigated the baby, they noticed he had extraordinary genitalia — one 2-centimeter (0.8-inch) member sprouting near the root of his primary penis, and another 1-centimeter-long schlong situated under his sack.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case with three penises or triphallia,” wrote Dr. Shakir Saleem Jabali in a study on the treble-membered tyke published in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.

What was more intriguing is that the child hadn’t been exposed to drugs in the womb, and neither did he have any family history of genetic anomalies. Yet he had three penises, much to the amazement of experts.

Luckily, the additional phalluses didn’t have urethras — the tube that urine passes through. This allowed doctors to comfortably operate on the boy and the formerly triphallic tot was deemed problem-free during a follow-up appointment.

Doctors have yet to pinpoint the cause of the phallic deformity, but they have linked it to other congenital aberrations such as being born with two scrotums or anuses, according to World Health Organization research.