A 17-year-old girl arrived at a Pune hospital with complaints of severe stomach ache and severe illness. She was so ill that she could barely walk and had lost interest in eating food.
Her parents had sought medical help from various doctors as the problem worsened over the last three years. Her parents were told she had a gynecological problem and sent back home with medicines that never helped subside the pain.
She was rushed to the hospital last week when she complained of excruciating pain in her abdomen. After detailed examination and CT Scans, doctors found two pounds of hair mass and a large lesion in her stomach.
The girl confessed to eating hair since she was 12 years old. The girl’s father said: “For the last three years, we had thought she had some gynecological problem as told to us by doctors. We are relieved to know she is fine now. We will now take help of psychologists for counseling her so she never picks up the habit again.”