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Make this an "Abnormal pregnancies" thread.
Posted 12/1/08 , edited 12/1/08
An outstanding incident took place in the medical practice of Saudi doctors. A year-old girl turned out to be pregnant. Doctors said that it was the first incident in the history of modern medicine. Arab media outlets discuss whether the removal of the fetus from the baby girl is going to be considered a murder.

It turned out that the mother of the pregnant baby originally had two embryos during her pregnancy. One of the embryos began to develop in the uterus of the other child. In spite of the fact that doctors describe the incident as unique, there can be other similar examples found in history.

A 36-year-old farmer had the embryo of his twin brother removed in the town of Nagpur, India, in 2006. The man asked for medical help only after his swollen belly hampered his breathing.

Doctors were certain that the man had a gigantic tumor in his belly. However, they found fragments of human genitalia, hairs, limbs and jaws in the patient and finally removed a weird underdeveloped creature having legs and arms with long nails.

In 2002, Indian doctors found a fetus in the body of a six-month-old boy. The dead fetus, which surgeons removed from the boy, weighed one kilo, whereas the boy himself weighed 6.5 kilos.

The anomalous phenomenon is known as fetus in fetu. Such incidents are extremely rare: an embryo inside an embryo may appear once in 500,000 pregnancies. The phenomenon always occurs at an early stage of pregnancy. As a rule, the fetuses die in mother’s womb.

It may also happen that a child with a fetus inside survives the entire pregnancy. In this case the embryo continues to live inside its owner’s body like a trapped parasite.

A fetus in fetu can be considered alive, but only in the sense that its component tissues have not yet died or been eliminated. Thus, the life of a fetus in fetu is inherently limited to that of an invasive tumor. In principle, its cells must have some degree of normal metabolic activity to have remained viable. However, without the gestational conditions attainable (so far) only in utero with the amnion and placenta, a fetus in fetu can develop into, at best, an especially well-differentiated teratoma; or, at worst, a high-grade metastatic teratocarcinoma. In terms of physical maturation, its organs have a working blood supply from the host, but all cases of fetus in fetu present critical defects, such as no functional brain, heart, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, or urinary tract. Accordingly, while a fetus in fetu can share select morphological features with a normal fetus, it has no prospect of any life outside of the host twin. Moreover, it poses clear threats to the life of the host twin on whom its own life depends.



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http://english.pravda.ru/society/anomal/27-11-2008/106755-pregnant_baby-0

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This is a thread where you can share news, or interesting facts about pregnancies that are somewhat out of the "norm". And of course you can discuss the issues that are coming up with these pregnancies, etc.


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what can i say...wierd...
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Woah. For a second there i thought you meant the kid was PREGNANT. As in, actualy baby of her own... i was like But that'd be so hard on the mother.. feel kinda sorry for em. I hope they do choose to remove it so the baby can grow up normally.

Well we were talking about zygotes that implant in the oviduct today in my moral studies class. It was the basis for a discussion about why abortion is sometimes nessisary.
Apparently there was this woman who had her dead baby inside her for 40 years She didn't think to have it removed up until a few years ago as in her culture there's fokelore about a "sleeping baby" or something... Scary, ne?
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^ well, the baby has another baby in it's womb.
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^ well, the baby has another baby in it's womb.


hmm... i knoww But I think 'conceived' would be a better word to describe what i mean. As In baby is subjected to some nasty things and conceives naturally <--- that's what i thought you meant at first XD
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wow, this reminds me of Omen IV
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Weird .
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Hax, and the youngest mother award goes to...
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142 wrote:

Hax, and the youngest grandma award goes to...


Mother award you mean?


The description gave me away. I thought she was raped and how in the world is a 1 year old girl gonna get pregnant?
So that means that she might give birth to her sister/brother. In modern science, such occurrence are viewed as abnormal or new discovery or a new test subject. While in the pass, it'd be a curse or an omen.

I agree with aborting the fetus since it might be harmful to the 'mother' not to mention that there would be severe end results, a rather dysfunctional life if the fetus ever became a baby. Its better to take its life rather than let it suffer.
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142 wrote:

Hax, and the youngest mother award goes to...


Mother award you mean?


The description gave me away. I thought she was raped and how in the world is a 1 year old girl gonna get pregnant?
So that means that she might give birth to her sister/brother. In modern science, such occurrence are viewed as abnormal or new discovery or a new test subject. While in the pass, it'd be a curse or an omen.

I agree with aborting the fetus since it might be harmful to the 'mother' not to mention that there would be severe end results, a rather dysfunctional life if the fetus ever became a baby. Its better to take its life rather than let it suffer.


*was referring to her mother*

Yeah, you really should abort the thing or it'll probably kill the baby. 'wonder if this is...evolution!
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142 wrote:


makimaki_sataandagi wrote:


142 wrote:

Hax, and the youngest grandma award goes to...


Mother award you mean?


The description gave me away. I thought she was raped and how in the world is a 1 year old girl gonna get pregnant?
So that means that she might give birth to her sister/brother. In modern science, such occurrence are viewed as abnormal or new discovery or a new test subject. While in the pass, it'd be a curse or an omen.

I agree with aborting the fetus since it might be harmful to the 'mother' not to mention that there would be severe end results, a rather dysfunctional life if the fetus ever became a baby. Its better to take its life rather than let it suffer.


*was referring to her mother*

Yeah, you really should abort the thing or it'll probably kill the baby. 'wonder if this is...evolution!


Not necessarily, her mom might be 40+ since at 40, a woman might still be fertile although a few years little and Bamm!, menopause hits. There are numerous cases of 40 year old grannies due to teen pregnancy.
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makimaki_sataandagi wrote:


142 wrote:


makimaki_sataandagi wrote:


142 wrote:

Hax, and the youngest mother award goes to...


Mother award you mean?


The description gave me away. I thought she was raped and how in the world is a 1 year old girl gonna get pregnant?
So that means that she might give birth to her sister/brother. In modern science, such occurrence are viewed as abnormal or new discovery or a new test subject. While in the pass, it'd be a curse or an omen.

I agree with aborting the fetus since it might be harmful to the 'mother' not to mention that there would be severe end results, a rather dysfunctional life if the fetus ever became a baby. Its better to take its life rather than let it suffer.


*was referring to her mother*

Yeah, you really should abort the thing or it'll probably kill the baby. 'wonder if this is...evolution!


Not necessarily, her mom might be 40+ since at 40, a woman might still be fertile although a few years little and Bamm!, menopause hits. There are numerous cases of 40 year old grannies due to teen pregnancy.


You had to kill the joke, didn't you -_-
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You had to kill the joke, didn't you -_-
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It was a joke? err sorry?
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You had to kill the joke, didn't you -_-
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It was a joke? err sorry?


Ey, it's cool
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Amazing what'll happen if we bred enough O_o
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