Friday, January 20, 2017
Teenager has massive hairball pulled out of stomach.
A teenager has massive hairball pulled out of stomach.Doctors have removed a massive hairball from a teenager’s stomach in India. The 16-year-old from Srinagar, Kashmir, suffers from a hair-eating addiction known as Rapunzel Syndrome. She claimed she had no appetite, but had been addicted to eating her own hair for six years, her condition was so severe that sometimes she would even eat her friend’s hair.The hairball, which was eventually removed by doctors in SMHS Hospital, had collected and grown in her stomach and intestines. The girl is suffering from Rapunzel syndrome, a rare condition in which a tail-like extension of hairball is found in the stomach. The addiction of eating hair has resulted in many episodes of vomiting. The girl wasn’t able to eat properly. The girl had maintained a habit of holding her hair in the mouth and plucking hair off other people. source