A teenage girl has undergone surgery to remove a hairball weighing almost 4kgs from her stomach!
18 year old, Ayperi Alekseeva, from Kyrgyzstan, spent many years picking up hair off carpets and eating it, as well as chewing on the tips of her own hair.
The build up of hair in Ayperi’s stomach caused a blockage in her digestive system and left her unable to even drink a glass of water without being sick and she was losing weight due to being unable to eat.
The teen was brought to hospital by her parents who told doctors that their daughter had been complaining of severe stomach pains.
Doctors who performed emergency surgery on Ayperi say that if the teenager hadn’t sought medical attention when she did, she would have certainly have died from her dehydration and malnourishment.
In 50 years of medical records, no evidence of a hairball this large has been found.
Article written by D Mulhern