Man with 4 LEGS pleads for doctors to remove the extra limbs so he can live the normal life13:18
A young man born with four legs has used social media to appeal for doctors to amputate his two extra limbs.
Arun Kumar, 22, was born with two extra legs growing from his lower back - one underdeveloped and the other permanently bent at the knee.
Arun, who lives in Uttar Pradesh, India, appealed through social media for medical help to remove his extra legs.
A team of specialists at Fortis Hospital in Delhi responded to Arun"s plea for help and organised a series of tests to find out how the legs are attached and if he can be treated.
Although he cannot move his extra legs, he does have feeling in them and carrying the weight on his back is damaging his posture and ability to walk.
octors at various hospitals deemed Arun"s extra legs too risky to operate on when he was a baby.
Arun"s father Ram Singh, said: "We got disheartened and came back to our village and everyone here said, it"s okay just live like this."
But orthopaedic surgeon Dr Hermant Sharma, who examined Arun recently, has given them new hope.
He discovered Arun also has a second pelvis, and arranged a series of tests, including MRI and CT scans, X-rays and echocardiograms, to find out how the extra legs are connected and how they are affecting his body.
Dr Sharma said: "Since he has four legs we will be keen to know where is the blood supply coming from, and where is it going into his legs, and also we need to find out has he got extra kidneys, extra urethras, extra bladder?"
Arun"s search for "normality" is told on TV in Body Bizarre, which is being shown on Thursday from 10pm on TLC.