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15-Year-Old Girl Had 5 Ft Long Hairball In Her Stomach

15-Year-Old Girl Had 5 Ft Long Hairball In Her Stomach
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Doctors are surprised to see 5 ft long hairball in teen's stomach, this girl was addicted to eating her own hair. Earlier, the doctors thought this girl won't survive but they were able to remove this hairball. 

You will be surprised to know that this girl was so much addicted to hair eating that she even ate hairs of her classmates. According to doctors, Kavita has a Rapunzel Syndrome or technically, Trichophagia associated with Trichotillomania.

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Kavita Kumari had started her addiction of swallowing strands of hair since last year.

Kavita Kumari had started her addiction of swallowing strands of hair since last year.

Her addiction was severe that she also eats other people's hair strands if she found them lying around. She even plucked the hair of her classmates and eat it. This practice meant that she lost her interest in eating food and would vomit each time she was force fed.

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Due to this addiction she would often complain of abdominal pain and weakness.

Due to this addiction she would often complain of abdominal pain and weakness.
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Her parents took her to doctors when her stomach started to look abnormal. She was given medicines to stop the pain and swelling.

Soon Kavita's condition deteriorated. Her father brought her to Siddharth Multi Specialty Hospital and Research Center in Uttar Pradesh.

Soon Kavita’s condition deteriorated. Her father brought her to Siddharth Multi Specialty Hospital and Research Center in Uttar Pradesh.
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After examination, the doctors found a large, firm mass in her abdomen.

After examination, the doctors found a large, firm mass in her abdomen.
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A CT scan reveled that she has five-foot long hair ball in her stomach, large lesion and small bowel.

A CT scan reveled that she has five-foot long hair ball in her stomach, large lesion and small bowel.
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Dr. Lal Bahadur Sidharth, Gastro and Laproscopic surgeon who operated Kavita have something to say.

Dr. Lal Bahadur Sidharth, Gastro and Laproscopic surgeon who operated Kavita have something to say.
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He said "Kavita had come to us with complaints of extreme pain in the stomach. She was in a very serious condition. She was malnourished and very weak. She was barely able to stand on her own. Her parents told us about her habit of eating hair. We did endoscopy on her that revealed she had hairball inside her stomach. We diagnosed her with Trichotillomania. Her condition was so bad that I had told her parents she might not make it through the surgery. But after her parents consent, we took her for operation that lasted more than two hours. I didn't expect the hairball to be this big. After I removed it from her stomach we were shocked. I measured it and it turned out to be five feet long. I had never seen such a case before."

Getting that long hairball sure looks scary. We wish for your speedy recovery and hope that you will stop eating hair. It won't do you good.

Getting that long hairball sure looks scary. We wish for your speedy recovery and hope that you will stop eating hair. It won’t do you good.
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