A young and successful YouTube star from California has garnered thousands of followers on her channel “DiamondsAndHeels14” after sharing everything from living with chronic acne to how to deal with bullying, and now — life with two vaginas. A doctor’s visit for lower back pain changed 22-year-old Cassandra Bankson’s life after an ultrasound, MRI, and blood tests revealed she was really “twice the woman.” The YouTube star’s diagnosis concluded she only has one kidney, but has two vaginas, two wombs, and two cervixes.

"When we got the test results back, the doctor said I only had one kidney and flippantly added that I have two vaginas — as she suspected," Bankson told Barcroft TV. She jokingly recalled telling her mother: “I guess I'm twice the woman I thought I was.” Bankson’s condition, medically known as “uterus didelphys,” is what causes the complete separation of the vagina into two different cavities.

Normally, the uterus starts off with two small tubes that join together to create one uterus, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, Bankson’s tubes were never able to completely join together, leading to the development of two vaginas. Uterus didelphys can also be associated with kidney abnormalities, which helps explain the YouTube star’s one kidney diagnosis.

The discovery of two vaginas provided Bankson with a sense of clarity regarding the health issues she had while growing up. “Ever since I was younger, even without knowing about this condition, I've gone to the doctor because I was bleeding for 23-28 days and I would have two periods a month,” she explains to Barcroft TV. “Or I would have crippling cramps, I couldn't move — or my bowels would just not want to behave because the cramps were so bad and mood swings.”

Although Bankson has been living a seemingly normal life with two vaginas, she may experience issues with pregnancy. A double uterus can lead to infertility or miscarriages, says the Mayo Clinic, and can lead to premature birth or babies being born bottom down (breech position). However, it does make it possible for her to be pregnant twice at the same time with a baby in each womb.  

Dr. Dana Harris, a New York physician, reveals many women don’t know they have this condition until they know they’re pregnant. "So it's possible it won't even bother her in a sexual way. There's a possibility there could be some issues getting pregnant, but those can be dealt with,” she tells Barcroft TV.

Despite this rare condition, women with two vaginas have the ability to conceive. In 2011, 28-year-old Rinku Devi of India gave birth to a set of twins. Devi has two uteruses and conceived her boys at different times, one in each uterus, India Today reported.

Bankson is just one of the 100 women around the world with uterus didelphys. The YouTube star continues to live life how she knows how by communicating with her fans. In her YouTube post, “I Have Two Vaginas: The Story Of How I Found Out,” she remains optimistic and tells her fans “I lived that way and it wasn’t a problem, so hopefully it won’t be in the future.”