No longer able to tolerate the excruciating stomach pains he was experiencing, a man decided to finally get checked by a doctor. Once there, an x-ray would reveal the actual source of the man’s agony – and what the doctors pulled out of him was just plain nasty.
**CAUTION: Graphic video (medical operation).**
The incident took place in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after Narendra Kumar, 18, began experiencing severe stomach pains. However, when he began to frequently vomit and mysteriously lose weight, his family decided it was time for him to see a doctor.
A CT scan would later show a mass inside Narendra’s stomach, but it wasn’t until the surgery that doctors finally discovered the root of his discomfort. As it turns out, the 18-year-old had been suffering the effects of a parasitic twin.
Photos of the former womb-mate show it to be a mass of bone, hair, and teeth. Doctors would later reveal it to weigh in at about 5.5 lbs, and it had a “trunk” of hair that had grown to just over two yards in length over the years.
According to Mail Online, the condition is officially known as “fetus in fetu,” further describing:
The condition occurs when during the early stages of pregnancy with twins, one [fetus] enters the other through the umbilical cord. There, it becomes a parasite, living off its sibling’s body for survival.
Narendra and his family are just happy to be rid of the unwanted passenger. “That evil has been tormenting him for years,” explained his father, Prem Chandra. “Now that it has been removed, I am relieved. He can now go back to school and lead a healthy life.”
I don’t know about you, but that’s just about enough to give me the chills. How do you think you would respond after learning that you had something growing inside of you since birth?