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Indian woman suffered from long-time agony caused by calcified fetus

A middle-aged Indian woman had an abortion 15 years ago, and had since suffered stomach-ache. She later found out her abortion had failed, leaving her with a calcified fetus inside the body.

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The 52-year-old woman living in Jaipur, north India, said she was forced to take an abortion as her family didn't want her to have another child. The obstetrician confirmed the abortion was successful at that time. However, she had suffered from regular stomach-ache ever since. Though she had visited many doctors, they just gave her painkillers. In the last three years, she kept vomiting, and finally sought medical advice from an expert.

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A scan showed that she had some obstacles in her digestive system. Doctor Nilesh Junankar said “Due to the unusual report, we arranged a laparoscopy. Surprisingly, we found a four-month-old fetus inside, which is something extremely unusual.”

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“In opening up the stomach, you can see a completely-grown calcified fetus,” he added. The fetus was in a baby-shape with its head and body clearly shown. The hospital team helped her get the dead fetus out and also removed 4 inches of her intestine. She has now been discharged.