Baby born without genitals
Wed, Jun 17, 2009
New Straits Times

KANGAR, Malaysia: The parents of a 10-month-old toddler are worried about his future.

Muhammad Nabil Mustaqim Rodzake was born without genitals.

Father Rodzake Namis, 34, said when his son was born the doctors could not make out whether he was a boy or a girl because he did not have any genitals.

"It was only after doctors did a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) test that they knew his gender," said Rodzake, who lives in Kampung Batu Lima near here.

The toddler, who is currently undergoing treatment at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Star, was also born without a right ear and his right hand is missing a thumb.

Rodzake said his son, the youngest of two siblings, passes motion and urinates through the anus.

He said doctors at HSB said they were not able to do any procedures to correct the problem because Nabil was still too young.

"They are only monitoring his development and told us to wait until he is a little older."

Rodzake and his wife, Zatul Bazamah Abdul Rahman, 26, are appealing for a second medical opinion from any specialist or doctor who could help them.

"I'm worried about our son's future. How long is he going to go on like this? I hope someone can help us," he said, adding that Nabil needed a special hearing aid to replace his missing ear which costs about RM3,000. --NST



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