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Girl turns yellow after drinking too many cups of green tea a day

By Mason White 12:16 PM September 25, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A girl in the United Kingdom, was rushed to a hospital after turning yellow and suffering from joint pain from drinking too many cups of green tea per day.

The teenage girl, who was not identified, bought 200 bags of green tea and drank three cups a day for a few months before she began to feel dizzy, nauseous and suffering from joint pain.

She told doctors that she was trying to lose weight. Over two months, she managed to lose a few pounds. At first, doctors thought she had a urinary tract infection and they gave her antibiotics.

After taking two doses, the girl was taken to an emergency room because her skin turned yellow and her liver began to swell.

She told doctors that she had not consumed any pills or alcohol. After thinking she had hepatitis, doctors discovered that the green tea was the culprit.

The girl was treated with fluids and medications to reduce the liver swelling. After a short hospital stay, her liver function returned to normal.