Woman Thinks She Has A Weird Birthmark. Then She Learns It‘s Her Twin Sister She Absorbed In Mother‘s Womb! Woman Thinks She Has A Weird Birthmark. Then She Learns It‘s Her Twin Sister She Absorbed In Mother‘s Womb!
Taylor Muhl was born with two skin tones on her stomach, but she never had an idea what caused this unusual feature. She had... Woman Thinks She Has A Weird Birthmark. Then She Learns It‘s Her Twin Sister She Absorbed In Mother‘s Womb!

Taylor Muhl was born with two skin tones on her stomach, but she never had an idea what caused this unusual feature. She had always thought that the different pigmentation on her torso was a weird birthmark.

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However, in 2009, during her visit to a doctor, Taylor learned the shocking news: not only did the skin on her stomach have two colors, but she also had two immune systems and two blood streams!

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At first, Muhl wasn’t officially diagnosed with any condition because her doctors were baffled by what they saw. But a week later, she met another specialist who had happened to work on Ripley’s Believe It or Not! medical cases. That doctor supposed Taylor had an extremely rare genetic condition called chimerism. It means that an individual is composed of two or more genetically distinct cell lines originating from different zygotes! In another word, one baby absorbs its twin (or even twins) while in the womb!

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Although there are only 100 known cases of chimerism, Taylor‘s case in especially unique. While most people with this condition display only internal symptoms, she has a very special external trait – her stomach split down the middle with a different color.

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Later, the woman learned she was allergic to certain metals on one side of her body but not on the other.

Usually, people discover they have chimerism after blood DNA tests because they don‘t see or feel anything weird in their bodies. However, some women nearly had their children removed from their custody because DNA tests showed they were not their mothers!

 

Well, chimerism is another proof that nature is so unpredictable!

Henry Okafor

  • Tiara cohen

    2017-06-12 #1 Author

    That is really unique cool

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  • Alexa

    2017-06-12 #2 Author

    What a crazy story!

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  • Karma Welch

    2017-06-12 #3 Author

    That’s pretty dope ❤️

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  • Monae Johnson

    2017-06-12 #4 Author

    Very interesting didnt know this was possible

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  • Lamia

    2017-06-12 #5 Author

    This is pretty unique and interesting. She will always have a part of her twin with her ❤️

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  • Destiny spencer

    2017-06-12 #6 Author

    Your birth mark is beautiful don’t let nobody tell you differently 😘

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  • Javiona

    2017-06-12 #7 Author

    Oooh wow I have a twin sister! I wouldn’t even believe that this could happen! Very interesting!!

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  • Tadasha Harris

    2017-06-13 #8 Author

    Wow so amazing !

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  • Robin

    2017-06-13 #9 Author

    Awwe so Amazing

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  • BUFFIE

    2017-06-13 #10 Author

    Wow that’s really strange but amazing 😱

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  • Gabbii

    2017-06-13 #11 Author

    This Was A Very Interesting Article I Learned Something new I Didn’t know A Fetus Can Asborb Another Fetus .

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  • Gabbii

    2017-06-13 #12 Author

    This Article Is Very Interesting . I Didnt Know A Fetus Can Asborb Another Fetus !

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  • Gabbii

    2017-06-13 #13 Author

    This Article Is Very Interesting . I Didnt Know A Fetus Can Asborb Another Fetus ! i Want To Know More

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  • Valkiza Allison

    2017-06-13 #14 Author

    Whoa, this is so weird

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  • Courtney

    2017-06-13 #15 Author

    Very interesting but amazing

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  • Penny white

    2017-06-13 #16 Author

    How awesome is that a twin!!

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  • Daisy Ortiz

    2017-06-13 #17 Author

    this story is amazing 😭

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  • Carlmeisha

    2017-06-13 #18 Author

    O wow that’s something new and cool never heard of that before

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  • Jakia Maddox

    2017-06-13 #19 Author

    Thats Pretty Dope ❤

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  • Jasmin Rodriguez

    2017-06-13 #20 Author

    Wowww 😱 so interesting.

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  • Love dior

    2017-06-13 #21 Author

    That’s so amazing I’ve never heard anything like this!

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  • Shawnica

    2017-06-13 #22 Author

    This is remarkable… I’m blown away!

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  • Michael Donaldson

    2017-06-13 #23 Author

    Thats crazy Is this a true story

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  • Elnatan Torres

    2017-06-13 #24 Author

    Wow that is some story

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  • Alexandria Jackson

    2017-06-13 #25 Author

    Wow So This Actually Can Happen

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  • Shaketa Douglas

    2017-06-13 #26 Author

    Wow that’s amazing

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  • Arianna Ward

    2017-06-13 #27 Author

    Wow It’s amazing

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