Weird Medical

An 18 year old girl who was born with only half a brain has demonstrated the amazing flexibility of the human brain by scoring above average in IQ and reading tests and is now applying to universities , according to a report in the New Scientist. The teen has been diagnosed with hemi-hydranencephaly, an extremely […]

A teenager cured his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)  by taking a banana for a walk down a London street. Craig Shirley’s OCD was so bad that he would beat himself on his head hundreds of times a day.  Years of treatment by psychologists and doctors couldn’t cure the British teen so in desperation he opted for […]

German woman Michele Kobke claims she is in a 5 year relationship with a Boeing 737-800 and one day hopes to marry it. It might sound too freaky to be true but this, like all the stories on The Freaky, is true. Kobke, from Berlin, features in an episode of Extreme Love talking about her strange […]

This strange but true story came to light when a Chinese man went to hospital complaining of severe stomach cramps. At first the man did not admit his bizarre behaviour but when he was rushed into emergency surgery and a 20 inch thick live eel was removed from his stomach he had to come clean.  […]

Sanju Bhagat had felt self-conscious his whole life about his big protruding belly.  His stomach was often so swollen, he looked nine months pregnant and could barely breathe. But one night in June 1999, Bhagat’s problem erupted into something much larger and far freakier. On that night, Bhagat’s stomach pain became unbearable. An ambulance rushed […]

A Spanish woman suffering from a strange and rare medical condition has spent over 13 years living inside a 25 meter glass box, unable to hug her husband or her children. 53 year old Juana Munoz from Cadiz, Spain Juana is suffering from a combination of rare medical conditions that include: chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivity, […]

Can elements of a person’s character – or even their soul – be transplanted along with a heart?  The Freaky investigates the bizarre cases of people having heart transplants and then taking on the personalities of their donors.   In 2008 Sonny Graham, a seemingly happily married 69-year-old man living in the U.S. state of […]

Hazel Jones is special – she has two vaginas. 27 year old Hazel, from High Wycombe in England didn’t know this until she was 18 and visited a doctor after a boyfriend said she was “different” down there. Hazel has a bizarre condition called uterus didelphys which means she has two vaginas, two uteruses and two […]

An Italian family are reported to have such a high threshold to feeling pain that they barely notice when they burn thnselevs or break their bones. Six members of the Marsili family have the strange medical condition, that is so rare and unique, that doctors have named the condition after them – Marsili Syndrome. Letizia […]

When an unnamed 49 year old British woman visited Singleton hospital in Swansea suffering from a swollen eyelid and painfully sore red-eye an ophthalmologist investigated and discovered she had a nasty lesion on her right eye. The doctor suspected that the injury was a result of an infection by the herpes simplex virus. Herpes is […]

Most people think that electro-convulsive therapy is barbaric, brutal – and banned. But on an average day in Britain, 10 people undergo ECT.  Despite its horrific past and the dramatic images of Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest having his brain fried, the current medical consensus is that ECT is still the […]

Police in London are investigating a mysterious case of spontaneous human combustion, after a man burst into flames in the middle of a London street.   John Nolan, a 70 year old Irish man, was walking down a street in Haringey in North London on September 17 2017 when, according to reports, he spontaneously caught […]

A 7 year old boy missing the part of the brain used for sight has baffled doctors by being able to have almost perfect sight. The boy, from Australia, known only as “Bl” is reported to have lost the primary visual cortex part of his brain due to a rare medical disorder soon after being […]

Dr Pimple Popper produces some of the grossest videos on the net.   Dr Pimple Popper’s real name is Sandra Lee, she’s a dermatologist, and cosmetic and skin cancer surgeon based in California, USA and her freaky videos of her performing medical procedures on pimples, blackheads, pus filled cysts are an internet sensation. But be […]

In the world of breast feeding Elisabeth Anderson Sierra is a superhero. She has a weird medical condition known as Hyperlactation Syndrome which means her body manages to produce over 200 ounces (5.6 litres) of breast milk every day. In comparison an average mother produces around 10-20 ounces. So that’s a lot of extra milk […]

Ever wondered what would happen to a child if they were not given any affection? This is the heartbreaking story of Genie, a girl who for 13 years suffered severe mental and physical abuse at the hands of her sadistic father.   Genie – a pseudonym given to her to protect her identity – was […]

Teenager Marnie-Rae Harvey from Stoke-on-Trent, England, has a weird medical condition that means she regularly finds herself bleeding from her eyes, and disturbingly no one knows why. “It burns and then if it covers the pupils of my eye I can’t see,” says Marnie-Ray. For angst ridden Goths and Emos, bleeding from your eyes might […]

A man has managed to make beer in his own stomach thanks to a bizarre and rare medical condition. Many men have beer guts made by drinking too much booze, but this Texas man was different. The 61 year old found himself continually feeling drunk even when he hadn’t consumed any alcohol. He would be […]

The strange case of the woman with 10 stone legs.   It is not uncommon for people to blame their weight gain on glandular problems. But what if the opposite was true? Imagine a scenario where even your own doctors refuse to believe that you are truly experiencing a troubling medical condition. You might even […]

There is a place in the Dominican Republic where girls, at the age of 12 suddenly start growing a penis. We know it sounds like some weird sci-fi tale but this is a strange but true story. Ever since the 1970s there had been strange rumours of girls turning into boys in Salinas, an isolated […]

Meet the woman who grows nails instead of hair. Shanyna Isom, 28, from Memphis USA, has a strange medical condition that causes her to grow human nails out of her hair follicles. Doctors have dubbed Shayna Isom a medical mystery. Shanya has lost all the hair on her head to the vicious mystery illness and […]

A South Korean woman became pregnant with 12 baby squid after eating calamari. Really. We are not kidding. Even by The Freaky’s standards this is a truly bizarre and odd story. The 63 year old woman was eating a whole cooked squid when she felt a sharp pain in her mouth. She visited doctors and […]

A woman has been reported to have got a slug stuck in her vagina after pruning her roses. This bizarre medical mishap comes courtesy of a doctor writing anonymously in Vice. The female doctor who goes by the pseudonym of Dr Mona Moore says of the bizarre incident: I know this sounds like a lot […]

This freaky photo is of a Chinese man growing a nose on his forehead. 22 year old Mr Lian, from the FujianProvince, damaged his nose in a car accident in 2012. He couldn’t afford reconstructive surgery at the time and subsequently his nose got infected and further ate away at his cartilage. So now surgeons […]

A 25 year old man has lived for over a year with no beating human heart – and still managed to play basketball. Stan Larkin from Michigan, USA spent 550 days totally supported by an artificial  heart known as a “Syncardia” – which he carried around in a backpack – after his heart was removed […]

33 year old Texan Danielle has a weird addiction – she is hooked on vapor rub. Vapor rub is designed to unblock sinuses but to Danielle and other vapor rub addicts its much more than a cold cure – it is a dangerous obsession. She inhales it, eats it and even puts it in her […]

For the first time scientists have managed to grow a beating human heart in a laboratory.   A team at Harvard Medical School have regrown an existing donor heart using stem cells to replace cells that might cause rejection in a transplant recipient. In a process not dissimilar to the way mechanics strip down classic […]

This video is not for the faint-hearted. In August 2015 an Indian girl complained of ear ache. What doctors found is likely to leave you gagging. This is a video of the medical investigation.   The ear belongs to 12 year old Shreya Darji from Deesa, Gujarat, India. Ten large ants were removed from her ear. […]

  A man who lost use of his arm in a stroke has built his own bionic arm from scrap metal.   6 months ago, I Wayan Sumardana, who lives on the island of Bali in Indonesia, had a stroke and claims he was left with no feeling in his left arm and only able […]