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#1 Hum

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:06

A team of doctors today removed about 1.8 kg of hair from the stomach of a 19-year old girl after an open surgery at a government hospital.

Dr Parvinder Singh Lubana of Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital led a team of gastro-surgeons in conducting the operation.

Dr Lubana claimed that it was a rare case in which such a heavy chunk of hair wrapped around a chalk or stone kind of matter was stuck in between the stomach and duodenum (part of the small intestine).

However, the ball of hair was removed successfully, he added.

The girl, from Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh, apparently had the habit of eating her hair and chalk in the class room, and developed intestinal obstruction leading to no intake of food and water for the last couple of days, said Dr Amit Agarwal, one of the surgeons in the team.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:09

This news story is total fail without photos!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:10

I often wonder about the size of hairball I have probably floating around in my lungs due to how much my dogs shed :p

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:17

Remixedcat, is that you ... ?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:17

It looks more like a huge slug.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 00:19

^ It's a wonder the thing didn't spring to life. :laugh:

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:28

Wow, umm this is kinda disgusting lol

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:45

Impressive. It's like one giant hairy turd.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:35

I've seen this sort of story out of India before. The girl that time was constantly chewing on her hair or something.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 13:18

^ They must be kinda bored there.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 13:50

That's crazy.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 13:52

Trichtotillomania or something, it's called. It's a weird compulsion...

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 18:21

A few years ago, here, in the United Kingdom, a young teenage girl died from having this condition.

That must have been years of hair chewing.