(Warning, the images below my disturb sensitive readers)

A woman in her 20s from the city of Taif in western Saudi Arabia had been complaining of excruciating stomach pain for years until doctors finally found the cause…

When doctors scanned her abdomen, they discovered that something was blocking her intestines. Abdul Hadi Al Rabae, a spokesman for the Taif Health Department said the doctors decided an urgent intervention was needed and upon further exploration, they found the mass of interlocked hair which weighed two kilogrammes (4.4 lbs).

Doctors at the King Abdul Aziz Hospital removed the hairball and report that the woman’s pain has eased, but she remains under observation at the hospital.

Photos show the huge hairball after it was removed from the woman’s intestines and a scan showing the object in her abdomen.

It is unclear how the hair ended up in the woman’s intestines.

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These shocking images show the four-lb hairball doctors have removed from a young woman’s stomach after it was growing inside her and strangling her intestines. (Image source: MagazineFeatures.co.za)
These shocking images show the four-lb hairball doctors have removed from a young woman’s stomach after it was growing inside her and strangling her intestines. (Image source: MagazineFeatures.co.za)
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