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92yr-old woman pregnant for 60 years since 1948 stuns docs

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posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 01:03 PM
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Doctors treating an elderly Chinese woman for stomach ache were stunned when they found that she had been carrying an unborn child for 60 years.

Ninety-two-year-old Huang Yijun, of Huangjiaotan, revealed that her child had died in the womb way back in 1948, and that she did not have it removed because doctors would charge 100 pounds for the job.

"It was a huge sum at the time - more than the whole family earned in several years so I did nothing and ignored it," the Sun quoted her as saying.

The secret surfaced after Huang hurt her stomach, and went to hospital for a scan.

Dr Liu Anbin, at Qingshen hospital, said: "I couldn't believe my eyes when I discovered she had a baby in her belly. I've been a doctor for more than 40 years and it's the first time I have seen something like this."

The doctors are presently carrying out further tests to determine whether Huang would require an operation to remove the baby.

Consultant Xu Xianming, director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at the hospital, said: "Normally a dead foetus would decay. It's very rare that Huang can be so healthy."

story.chinanationalnews.com...

This has got to be one of the strangest medical stories ive ever heard. How could it have stayed "alive" all that time?




posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 01:08 PM
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It is not alive. It is calcified. I saw a documentary on a woman that had this happen. The child of stone I think it was called.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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Thats incredible. And slightly horrifying if you think about it.... it's been there the whole time.

I cannot understand how it did not decay, but I expect there will be some medical explanation as to how. I hope what ever measures that are taken allow the baby to be removed respectfully and do not shock the lady to much. At that age, there must be a limit to how much a person can take...



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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I watched an episode of Law and Order that was similar to this.
It was about a woman that was carrying a calcified fetus in her womb for many years.
I thought this was medically impossible but who am I to question science.

Chaulk one up for the Writers of these shows



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 08:32 PM
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How does it become calcified? This is all the info i could find at the moment -

medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...

www.scielo.br...

not really much info out there....



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