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    Default Surgeons Remove Ten-Pound Hairball From Teen Girl's Stomach

    Surgeons removed a massive 10-pound hairball from the stomach of an 18-year-old girl suffering from a psychological condition in which she ate her own hair, according to a report in this week's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

    The teen went to her doctor after complaining of stomach pains and vomiting. She had also lost 40 pounds over a five-month period, according to a UPI report.

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    The hairball measured 15 inches by 7 inches by 7 inches when it was removed.

    Doctors at Rush Medical Center in Chicago carried out a scan and were amazed to find the huge mass of hair blocking her entire stomach, according to NEJM.

    Once the hairball was removed, the patient was discharged and given psychiatric help. A year later the teenager has gained 20 pounds and has stopped eating her hair, the journal said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    [B] Once the hairball was removed, the patient was discharged and given psychiatric help. A year later the teenager has gained 20 pounds and has stopped eating her hair, the journal said.
    I was thinking cut back on the fellatio!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Years ago my yellow lab got into the garbage and ate a plastic bag and some string. It got stuck in his intestines, caused complete blockage, and had to be surgically removed. (The vet only discovered all this during exploratory surgery, though.) The damn dog still did everything in his power to get into the trash after that.

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    Ate her own hair??? That's disgusting. I thought I saw everything when I saw a dog eating hair.

    Never thought I'd ever hear about a person actually doing this.
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    Christ, thinking back to the eighties, I wish I still had ten pounds of hair!
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    Looks like a massive turd to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHwasCoolestWithDLR View Post
    Looks like a massive turd to me.

    She eats pieces of shit for breakfast?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
    She eats pieces of shit for breakfast?!?
    "No! I meant that I...oh never mind..."

    One of the better Adam Sandler offerings.
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    That's disgusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    That's disgusting.
    True, yet imagine the torment this poor kid was going through in the first place.

    I've been around folk that simply can not stop behavior such as this, which is compulsive and highly debilitating. It's truly disheartening to witness, and medications only go so far, particularly if a family is bereft of the medical plan to pay for the therapy that is needed to go along with them, let alone the meds themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning View Post
    I was thinking cut back on the fellatio!
    I was scrolling up to see if anybody had taken my idea....apparently....I was right....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    Years ago my yellow lab got into the garbage and ate a plastic bag and some string. It got stuck in his intestines, caused complete blockage, and had to be surgically removed. (The vet only discovered all this during exploratory surgery, though.) The damn dog still did everything in his power to get into the trash after that.
    thats nothing. my dog ate a fucking pepsi can. how it was digested and passed, ill never know. but hes healthy as ever!!!
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    updated 12:09 a.m. EST, Thu November 22, 2007
    Doctors untangle the strange case of the giant hairball.

    (CNN) -- It may not be the most appetizing reading before a hearty holiday meal, but the New England Journal of Medicine is devoting part of its Thanksgiving issue to a giant hairball -- and not the feline kind.


    Doctors say this hairball removed from a woman's stomach weighed 10 pounds.

    The prestigious journal details the case of a previously healthy 18-year-old woman who consulted a team of gastrointestinal specialists.

    She complained of a five-month history of pain and swelling in her abdomen, vomiting after eating and a 40-pound weight loss.

    After a scan of the woman's abdomen showed a large mass, doctors lowered a scope through her esophagus.

    It revealed "a large bezoar occluding nearly the entire stomach," wrote Drs. Ronald M. Levy and Srinadh Komanduri, gastroenterologists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

    For the uninitiated, a bezoar is a hairball.

    "On questioning, the patient stated that she had had a habit of eating her hair for many years -- a condition called trichophagia," they wrote.

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    "It seemed like she'd been doing this for several years," Levy told CNN.

    The woman underwent surgery to remove the mass of black, curly hair, which weighed 10 pounds and measured 15 inches by 7 inches by 7 inches, the doctors said.

    Five days later, she was eating normally and was sent home.

    A year later, the pain and vomiting were gone, the patient had regained 20 pounds "and reports that she has stopped eating her hair."

    Reached at his home in Chicago, Levy said he had no idea whether the journal's timing of the publication on Thanksgiving was intentional.

    Either way, he said, it would not affect the gastroenterologists' holiday dinner plans -- "We don't get fazed by much." E-mail to a friend
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