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After chewing her hair for almost 20 years, an Indian woman had to have a nearly seven-pound hairball surgically removed from her stomach and intestines and the footage is absolutely horrifying.
The 31-year-old woman was taken to a hospital last week, and eventually admitted to having the habit of chewing on her hair since the age of nine.
“Her stomach and intestines were filled with hair so there was no way she could’ve digested food or water,” surgeon Hardeep Singh said. “Whatever she consumed was not getting absorbed and she would vomit.”
Singh says he’s never seen anything like what they pulled out of the woman’s stomach.
“It was around 40 cm long. She is now having proper meals without any issue and will be discharged from hospital after three days once her stitches are removed.”
Doctors pinpoint the cause of such a habit to be trichophagia, or Rapunzel syndrome.