Apparently, You Can Grow A Third Testicle Just From Riding A Bike

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Biking has tons of benefits, but, overdoing it on the bike could lead to an unexpected side effect: the growth of a “cyclist’s nodule,” or, in simpler terms, a third testicle.

According to a report published in the South African Journal of Sports Medicine, the condition is rare. Simon Schofield of Cycling Weekly describes the condition as being caused from:

…repeated vibration and friction between the ischial tuberosities (that’s your sit bones) and the saddle…

Technically, the third testicle isn’t really a testicle; it’s a nodule made of soft tissue, and usually around 3 centimeters in size.

Treatment for the uncomfortable condition can include steroid injections in the nodule or surgical removal, but in many cases, the cyclist is advised to give up biking: The condition can recur.

This part is even weirder. The “third testicle” condition can also develop in women, although it’s much less common.

It looks like women can have it all.

H/T: Cycling Weekly, Photo Courtesy: We Heart It

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