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7lb Hairball Removed from Stomach of Teen with 'Rapunzel Syndrome'

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Doctors dicovered and removed a 7lb hairball from this youngsters stomach after she had stopped consuming food

She been eating her own hair to deal with anxiety and bullying she was facing at school, a condition known as ‘Rapunzel Syndrome’

The parents noticed her hair getting shorter and that she was not eating, but put it down to a disorder

Thankfully she recovered but still tends to suck on her hair strands

It just goes to show the long term affects of bullying


a week ago
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One of my daughters use to eat and chew her hair , she did for a while, we had it cut short and she stopped thankfully


martinlufc5637 Thats good to hear M , i suppose stress could have been an issue also, i know someone did this because of that reason


Gosh.That's scary.Some deep rooted psychological problems there.Hope she gets the support she needs.


MelissaLee1 I think it must be more common than we think M, if i know someone it affected then i am sure there must be others, yes fingers crossed she gets the help needed

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