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Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« on: December 30, 2004, 06:27:28 AM »
In "The last Tsar" from Edward Radzinsky, he talks a bout a man in a mental institution e¡who claimmed to be Alexei. I don´t care about the story because I think its a lie. But theres an information on it I am interested in, it says the man suffered from cryptochidism (one testicle had not descended) and says that the doctor knew had beed noted in Alexei. Is that true? Is there any medical report or information about it?

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2004, 09:40:02 AM »
It is true, and has been discussed in another thread already. Alexei suffered from this condition.

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2004, 11:13:59 AM »
Thank you. But How u know are there medical reports?

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2004, 11:25:04 AM »
Several of our members have seen them.

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2005, 08:08:08 PM »
Well, when you have been bed wridden most of your life you do tend to become somewhat of  cripple.  ::)

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2005, 11:26:18 AM »
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Well, when you have been bed wridden most of your life you do tend to become somewhat of  cripple.  ::)


I don't think that Alexei should be considered a cripple. When he was not in bed after an attack of hemophilia, he was an active little boy. Plus I don't think cryptochidism has to do with being in bed a lot anyway. (correct me if I'm wrong). However, in any case, Alexei was not a cripple.

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2005, 11:31:08 AM »
It's true, Otmafan, it has nothing at all to do with being 'a cripple.' Many very active boys suffer from it but fortunately nowadays it can be relatively easily remedied.

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2005, 12:09:05 PM »
Well, I take back my original statement. Otmafan is right in a sense, alexei could walk, but only when he was capable of that. So he rally wasn’t cripple, cut he most certainly was sick and bed-ridden a lot.  :o

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2005, 12:18:18 PM »
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Well, I take back my original statement. Otmafan is right in a sense, alexei could walk, but only when he was capable of that. So he rally wasn’t cripple, cut he most certainly was sick and bed-ridden a lot.  :o


I was just saying that just because he was sometimes bedridden, he did have an active personality and that certainly didn't cause cryptochidism.

You're right, he was in bed a lot, much more than I would like to be.  ;)  :D

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2005, 02:39:46 PM »
I thought it was from birth.

bluetoria

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2005, 06:05:43 PM »
It IS from birth.

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2005, 06:32:26 AM »
In the case of this patient little sufferer, this condition may most likely have been present from birth.  When this as a piece of trivia was not well known to others,  the particular signs of it served as a distinguishing mark when pretenders claimed to be Alexei Nikolaevich.  But as this condition is not really that uncommon among little boys,  I think hemophilia and possibly hallux valgus (apologies for spelling) must have been more telling indicators that 'Yes, it is the Tsarevich' or more likely 'No, this is not him.'  

Now that this even gets brought up here (which probably would have embarrassed the lad) it cannot unmask pretenders of his generation, which has all passed.

The reason I mention hallux valgus is that I wonder if the picture of him synchronizing his watch with his father during the Great War shows him with it - the same condition Anastasia had.

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2005, 10:00:35 AM »
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This isn't always true.


I was under the impression that it was. 3% of boys are born with it...30% of premature baby boys are born with it. The majority 'grow out of it' by the age of 5.

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2005, 05:34:08 PM »
  what does cryptochidism mean?

I feel like a dummy asking this,... ???

Is it something I don't need to know??

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Re: Did Alexei suffer from cryptochidism??
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2005, 09:39:26 PM »
would Alexei have been able to have children with this condition? I am thinking yes, but I'm not sure.