10 Weirdest Medical Conditions

3. Parasitic Twin (Fetus in Fetus)

The independent twin is called the autosite.
Parasitic Twin
It is a exaggerated case of siamese twins. Two twins don´t get to separate completely when they are zygotes and they are united by some zone. One of these twins grows healthy whereas the other degenerates, remaining inside the healthy twin and depending completely on him. It is unkown why these twins don´t separate correctly. Unlike conjoined twins, one ceases development during gestation and is vestigial to a mostly fully-formed, otherwise healthy individual twin. The undeveloped twin is defined as parasitic, rather than conjoined, because it is incompletely formed or wholly dependent on the body functions of the complete fetus.

15 thoughts on “10 Weirdest Medical Conditions

  1. Yay I got Aquagenic Urtikaria… That means I’m special 😀

    And we can go from a enjoy swimming etc… I don’t feel anything until after I leave the water. And its not that bad, I have no problems ignoring it.

  2. I have that one where I get itchy red spots when I take a hot shower or sweat! I’m so glad I know what it is now! It comes and goes though, it doesn’t affect me all the time.

  3. I have Alice in The Wonderland Syndrome. It is odd to have because no one understands it. I have had it my whole life, so as a child I did not know other people did not have these episodes.

  4. I don’t appreciate DID being labeled an “odd” or “rare” disorder… Its more common than people think. We have it… and we are NOT freaks! Horrible things were done to us, some lasting into adulthood, and we never asked to be like this… We weren’t given a chance to live a normal life. No medication can fix it, most don’t even effect any of the aspects or symptoms of it.

    The only way to heal is to try and intregrate, or fuse all or most of the personalities into a single persona. This doesn’t happen for most, and for the ones that manage to, its a long and hard process.

    People don’t want to believe that severe child abuse was or is this common, but it sadly is. Last i checked, up to 1% of the US’s population is thought to have it. Thats not rare enought o be considered “bizzare”, and we’re people like anyone else and should not be treated like broken goods all the time.

    A lot of cases are never even docummented. The purpose of the disorder, after all, is to maintain the illusion of a whole and functioning person, to allow the host to live and survive the awful truama without having to bear all the weight. Some don’t even knoiw they have it. We didn’t until 2 1/2 years ago.

  5. I’m 13 years old and I’ve had Alice in Wonderland’s syndrome (Todd’s syndrome) all my life, it’s such a pain! I’ve never met anyone else with it and I’m scared to tell any of my friends about it because they’ll think I’m crazy or something. When ever it actually happens, it prevents me from reading books, focusing or concentrating and watching TV because I think it makes it worse. This is like an everyday thing as well, makes it a lot worse when I’m at school 😛

  6. I have Alice in wonderland syndrome. I assume it feels like what an acid trip feels like, except the fact that it happens when you are trying to do things like have a conversation with your boss, drive home, or anything else that requires a lot of focus. For me episodes do not last long, usually 5 minutes to a few hours, but I have heard some children have it for months at a time.

    When you are in a full blown episode, you either feel way big or way small. Some times I look at my hand and feel like I am trapped in a 8 year olds body. Other episodes I feel like I am in one of those furniture stores that uses miniature display models. I end up stranded on the side of the road or just end up acting really awkward. Sometimes I can quit a trigger before it fully causes an episode and sometime I don’t know I am in one until I look around.

    Anyway, it isn’t a lot of fun when it happens but it certainly isn’t weird. In fact more and more people are coming forward saying they have it despite misdiagnosis (we thought i had strange vertigo episodes) and utter lack of recognition of symptoms by doctors.

  7. I am 27 and still have micropsia where I see little. It started when i was a toddlor. You r the first person i have seen with the alice in wonderland syndrome. I was diagnoist at age 21.

  8. actually some of them are very fortunate…the little girl with multiple limbs is considered a god in her native country, India.

  9. My brother was also a victum of recessive autosomal disorder named “Spinal muscular atrophy”. I miss u bhaiya.

  10. i have arnold chiari syndrome/malformation and i cant find a dr. to treat it in my area. i can barely walk anymore so yea it sucks

  11. Hey,qn, I also have a Chiari malformation. I had brain/spinal cord surgery in 1996. I am becoming paralyzed, suffer severe chronic pain 24/7. I’ve only met one person who has ths, so, nobody understands. When I was diagnosed we had no internet, I couldn’t find out anything about it. Now, there’s a lot of info out there. One I like, and you can get them to mail you a packet of onfo, email, chat, etc. with other Chiarians is called asap. It’s asap.com, I think. They can give you a octor list. You have to have a neurourgeon

  12. When something is described as odd or rare, it’s not an insult, it’s simply stating that it’s not something that is commonly found. The same with the term “abnormal”..it just means “not normal”..when you think of 100 people, and how they live their life, and one person is different, then technically that would be “abnormal”. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just different.

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