18-year-old man discovers his unborn twin inside his abdomen after suffering stomach painBy Mason White 3:43 PM January 12, 2016
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By: Chan Yuan
A teenager was shocked to learn that his unborn twin grew inside his abdomen for 18 years, doctors in India said.
18-year-old Narendra Kumar of Uttar Pradesh, made the shocking discovery after suffering from severe stomach pains for months.
Kumar was rushed to a hospital after vomiting violently.
During an examination, doctors learned that 5 pounds of bones, hair and teeth, had formed in the abdomen of the young man.
Kumar was diagnosed with a rare condition that develops during pregnancy of twins, in which a fetus enters the other through the umbilical cord and ends up living there as a parasite.
Doctors at the Swaroop Narayan Hospital, told the teen that the parasite had been living and growing in his body since birth.
The unborn twin has since been removed from Kumar, through a surgical procedure that lasted for three hours. The mass contained hair, teeth, a head, a bone structure of the chest and spine with a lot of amniotic fluid.