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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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This news story is total fail without photos!

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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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Remixedcat, is that you ... ?

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It looks more like a huge slug.

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

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Wow, umm this is kinda disgusting lol

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Impressive. It's like one giant hairy turd.
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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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^ They must be kinda bored there.

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That's crazy.

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

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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.

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