A huge 9 pound hairball has been removed from a teenage girl’s stomach in Batke, Kyrgyzstan.
The hairball had formed in 18 year old Ayperi Alekseeva’s gut due to her weird habit of chewing her hair and also eating hair she had picked up from the carpet.
Ayperi underwent an emergency operation after being admitted to hospital saying she was unable to eat or drink.
X rays revealed the huge hairball and doctors decided to operate immediately.
“It was actually the only alternative, nothing else would solve the problem,” said surgeon Bahadir Bebezov.
“In fact her stomach was so badly swollen from hair and bits of wool from the carpet that it literally just oozed out as soon as the wall of the stomach was cut,”
Ayperi has now made a full recovery.
In 2012 a 4 pound hairball was removed from an Indian girl after she had the word habit of eating her hair and chalk.