Good things come in threes?
An Iraqi boy no doubt etched his name into the phallic hall of fame after he was born with a whopping trio of penises.
“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.
The baby boy, a Kurd from Duhok, was originally brought to the hospital by his parents when he was 3 months old due to swelling in the scrotum. However, when he arrived, doctors observed that he had some extras — one 2-centimeter member sprouting near the root of his primary penis, and another 1-centimeter-long schlong situated under his sack.
The Hydra-esque anomaly was particularly mysterious as the child hadn’t been exposed to drugs while in the womb and didn’t have a family history of genetic aberrations, study authors reported.
Alas, it seems that the boy’s potential future as the world’s first three-pronged porn star was nipped in the bud: As three willy’s additional phalluses didn’t have urethras — the tube that urine passes through — doctors decided to surgically remove those two.
Fortunately, the operation went swimmingly and the formerly triphallic tot was deemed problem-free during a follow-up appointment a year later, per the case report.
A similar instance of triplet nether regions made headlines in India in 2015, but couldn’t be verified as it wasn’t documented in a medical journal, the Daily Mail reported at the time.
Baby born with three penises makes medical history – New York Post