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Woman keeps own intestines in plastic shopping bags sticking out of her body for 20 YEARS

10 January, 2017

A woman who has lived with her intestines on the outside of her body for 20 years keeps them wrapped in a plastic carrier and stores them in a bum bag.

Hubei Wuxue, 80, does not appear to have had an issue with keeping and mostly keeps them  discretely hidden. her internal organs on the outside of her body.

Her problems started back in 1971 when she underwent tubal ligation surgery, a permanent form of birth control.

But something during the operation went wrong, leading to abdominal adhesion.

Abdominal adhesions can cause bowel blockages or obstruction.

Adhesions are the formation of scar tissue between the intestines and the abdominal wall and can also occur within other organs in the abdominal cavity, including fallopian tubes and ovaries.

Adhesions form when there is inflammation of the abdominal organs or cavity. It can be caused by surgery, radiation treatment, foreign objects left inside the abdomen at the time of surgery of internal bleeding.

It is believed that the wound from her previous surgery split, causing her intestines to come out of her body.

Unable to afford aftercare, Hubei could not pay for any further medical treatment, or to have her intestines sewn back in.

Since then, she has lived with them in a plastic bag which she then stores in a bum bag around her waist.

According to her family, she has lived like this for 20 years, and appears to have no qualms about prodding away at her internal organs.

It is unclear whether Hubei or her family will be able to afford surgery to fix her problem.


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