Doctors remove mushrooms measuring 7cm from woman's stomach

March 25, 2017  13:11

A woman had to have mushrooms removed from her stomach by surgeons after they began to grow inside her.

Doctors shared gruesome footage of the fungi lodged in the 50-year-old woman's gut - some of which had grown to up to 7cm long.

The mushrooms became stuck in the woman's stomach as she often reportedly cooked dry mushrooms directly without soaking them and didn't chew them properly.

She went to hospital after suffering from stomach ache and doctors found that the mushrooms had expanded in her stomach and got stuck.

The woman underwent surgery to remove the mushrooms and they were safely taken out her stomach.


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