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Depressed school student eats hair; Doctors find half kg of tresses, shampoo sachets in stomach

The doctors at the VGM Gastro Centre in Coimbatore were puzzled when they saw a ball of hair and empty shampoo sachets in the stomach of a 13-year-old girl after a CT scan and an endoscopy.

Depressed school student eats hair Doctors find half kg of tresses shampoo sachets in stomach
Bengaluru, First Published Jan 29, 2020, 3:35 PM IST
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Coimbatore:  Doctors in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore removed more than half kg of human hair and shampoo packets from a 13-year-old girl's stomach. Reportedly, the Class 7 student was admitted to hospital by her parents because she suffered stomach aches frequently.

During the scan, the authorities of VGM Gastro Centre in Coimbatore found a ball like object in the minor's stomach. Initially, the doctors decided to remove the ball like an object by endoscopy. But the doctors failed to remove it as the endoscopy tube was blocked during the process.

Doctors then came to the conclusion that only an operation can result in the ball like object being removed from the girl’s stomach.

During the operation, doctors of VGM Gastro Centre in Coimbatore were puzzled after they found half kg of human hair and empty shampoo packets in the girl's stomach.

According to reports, the girl began to consume shampoo packets and her hair in intervals after she became depressed over the death of her close relative. The relative passed away a few days before the girl was to meet him.

The girl's parents too did not notice behavioural changes in their daughter.

She had thick hair, and hence the hair loss was also not noticed by her parents.

The parents and the minor were given counselling by the hospital authorities after the operation.

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