Lemon-sized parasitic twin found in pregnant woman’s body

August 12, 2019  17:20

Hannah Bridgewater, 29, learned that a lemon-sized parasitic twin lives in her body, Daily Mail reported

The woman lost consciousness when she was in the ninth month of pregnancy. During an examination in the hospital, doctors discovered a teratoma tumor in her right ovary, inside of which there were fragments of teeth, hair and nails.

Having revealed the fact of DNA identity, doctors found that the neoplasm is a parasitic twin of Hannah.

After the birth of the baby, the woman's right ovary was removed. Since her left ovary was previously removed due to health problems, Hannah started premature menopause and spouses dreaming of a large family plan to adopt another child.

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