First of all having 2 penises is called Diphallia. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about this:
Diphallia, penile duplication (PD), diphallic terata, or diphallasparatus, is a medical condition in which a male infant is born with two penes. This is an extremely rare disorder with only approximately 1000 cases of diphallia recorded since the first, reported by Johannes Jacob Wecker in 1609. Its occurrence is one in 5.5 million men in the United States.
When diphallia is present, it is usually accompanied by other congenital anomalies such as renal, vertebral, hindgut or anorectal duplication. There is also a higher risk of spina bifida. Infants born with PD and its related conditions have a higher death rate from various infections associated with their more complex renal or colorectal systems.
It is thought diphallia occurs in the fetus between the 23rd and 25th days of gestation when an injury, chemical stress, or malfunctioning homeobox genes hamper proper function of the caudal cell mass of the fetal mesoderm as the urogenital sinus separates from the genital tubercle and rectum to form the penis.
- # Those in possession of a diphallus tend to be sterile, due to either congenital defects or difficulties in application.
- # Urine may be passed by both penises, by only one, or through some other aperture in the perineum.
- # A range of duplication types have been seen, ranging from organs that fissure into two, to the presence of two distinct penes positioned at some distance from each other.
- # Most diphalluses lie side by side and are of equal size, but they can be seated atop one another, with one distinctly larger than the other.
This rare condition has been documented in pigs and other mammals.
Diphallia is a medical condition and should not be confused with genital bisection, which is an elective procedure which involves the splitting of the penis.
Getting back to our story: a german who persuaded doctors to give him a second penis has lost his wife after he showed her the result.
Biker Michael Gruber, 40, lost his original penis in a motorbike accident and doctors built him a second one using a mixture of skin, bone and other tissues from his own body.
The penis worked so well that he was even able to father a child with his wife Bianca, 25, and their son Etienne was born last year.
But Gruber was still not happy and asked doctors to repeat the operation and build him a better organ, to which they agreed.
However, before removing the first penis doctors said they needed to make sure the new tissue transplant was a success, and had to leave the first penis in place.
Dr Markus Kuentscher, a plastic surgeon at Berlin’s Accident Hospital, said: “We left the old one attached until the new one is properly supplied with blood.”
But when Gruber showed his wife his double penis, she went home, packed her bags and left.
From his hospital bed he said: “I’ve got two penises but no wife, but I am hoping when I get rid of one of the penises I will get her back.”
His testicles are intact and will be connected to what is actually his third penis when doctors are happy the operation was a success.
His story was this week featured on a German TV documentary called The Last Penis Operation.