DOCTORS REMOVE 3KG HAIRBALL FROM 14 YEAR OLDS STOMACH
Written by Lola Narawa on November 30, 2022
Surgeons in Northwest China operated on a 14-year-old girl this week who had eaten her own hair.
The teen who likely suffers from a psychiatric condition called Pica, which makes her feel compelled to rip out clumps of her own hair and eat it.
The gastroenterologist in charge of her treatment, said her grandparents failed to notice her rapid decline until she became so weak that she was unable to eat.
She underwent urgent surgery with doctors removing a massive hairball weighing roughly 3kg.
Dr Shi said: “She came to us because she couldn’t eat.
“We then found that her stomach was filled with so much hair that there was no more room for food, her intestine was also blocked.”.
I have heard of cats having hairballs but never a human being.