1.5 kg ball of hair removed from Indore woman’s stomach

New Delhi: People eat all sorts of things – this 25-year-old woman ate her own hair.

Doctors in Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital in Indore removed a ball of hair weighing around 1.5 kg from the woman’s stomach.

Dr RK Mathur, who led the five-member team of doctors which conducted the three-hour-long surgery yesterday, said the woman’s condition was stable.

The woman suffered from a mental disorder which led her to tear out and chew the hair from her head. Over a period of time the hair formed a hard lump inside the stomach, he told PTI.

Had the hair not been removed from her stomach, it would have caused a serious medical problem, Dr Mathur added.