Hazel Jones has spoken about a one in a million condition that means she has TWO fully formed vaginas. (The Sun By By ANGHARAD LLEWELLYN)
When females are born, the uterus starts as two tubes, then the septum breaks down and one uterus forms.
But referring to Hazel’s body, Doctor Dawn Harper explained to Holly and Phil: “The two tubes have made two separate uteruses and two vaginas and two cervixes.
“And although it’s relatively common to have a septum within the uterus, to actually have two separate uteruses is much rarer – one in a million.”
But the pretty blonde, who is comfortable with her condition, said: “As soon as I found out what it was, I told everybody! I thought it was amazing.”
She went on: “It’s definitely an ice-breaker at parties.
“If women want to have a look, I’m quite happy to show them, it’s not something I’m embarrassed by.”
Hazel’s unusual body parts remained undiscovered as a child until she reached puberty and realised something was different about her.
She said: “I went through examinations as I was growing up because I had certain problems and no-one even saw it then.”
When her periods started at 14 she bled from one side and then the other.
She recalled: “That wasn’t fun. I used to suffer from horrendous cramps and my periods could be very heavy. I now know that my periods were worse because I have two wombs.
“It wasn’t nice. I had friends and I tried explaining to them I was having problems and they had no idea what I was doing wrong.”
It was in her late teens when Hazel realised that her body was different to her friends and had a septum dividing her two uteruses.
She said: “I was 18 before I found out. My first serious boyfriend said there was something different about me. I was trying to broach subjects to do with my sex life and things like that. And he said, ‘maybe there is something wrong with you. I have always noticed that there is this thing here’ and I completely freaked out and went to go and check on it’.”
And Hazel revealed she had to lose her virginity TWICE as she had two hymens – the membrane that surrounds the external vaginal opening – to break.
She said: “If you are not aware that you have got this, it can be really uncomfortable as I thought I was having cystitis and urine infections from a young age when I was tearing the middle septum.”
And while Hazel is completely comfortable with the condition, there could be complications with having a child.
She said: “I’m told that if I get pregnant I’ve got to be careful I don’t get pregnant again in the other side because you can have pregnancies that are months apart. There is an increased risk of giving a breached birth and risk of bleeding while pregnant.”
After she was diagnosed, Hazel was offered surgery but declined it.
She added: “They have to treat you like they would a post-op transsexual because if you have something removed from an area like that there’s a risk of healing back together. You have to have it separated all the time and it can be very uncomfortable and cause scar tissue.”