A 26 year old woman of Luwingu district in Northern Province has given birth to tufts of hair.
Confirming the incident to ZANIS today Luwingu District Medical Officer Ernest Mutale revealed that the woman has been 10 months pregnant and she gave birth to pure hair and a little blood.
Dr Mutale revealed that Ms Mwape of Kapisha village was referred to Luwingu district hospital from Chikoyi rural health center after she gave birth to something that looked like Brazilian hair.
Dr Mutale narrated that Ms Mwape is a mother of two children and this bizarre pregnancy was her third.He said after a medical check-up, Ms Mwape narrated that she was feeling as though the pregnancy was normal as she would feel the baby kicking in her womb.The Luwingu District Medical Officer said Ms Mwape attended ante-natal regularly but her medical records show that there were no irregular movements.
Dr. Mutale said the medical team suspected Ms Mwape had a molar pregnancy but after several medical check-ups results showed that it was not.Ms.Mwape is still admitted to Luwingu District Hospital waiting discharge after medical check-ups to make sure she does not have any more hair in her womb.
A molar pregnancy also known as hydatidiform mole,happens when tissue that normally becomes a fetus instead becomes an abnormal growth in the uterus. Even though it isn’t an embryo, this growth triggers symptoms of pregnancy.
A molar pregnancy should be treated right away. This will make sure that all of the tissue is removed. This tissue can cause serious problems in some women.
About 1 out of 1,500 women with early pregnancy symptoms have a molar pregnancy.
(via Lusaka Times)