A Teeenager Had His Parasitic Twin Surgically Removed, And I Think We All Know Who’s The Mary-Kate Here
Hello. Are you ready to embark into another human being’s personal hell? Have you been reminded lately just how lucky you are to exist in your current form with your current circumstances, whatever that may look like? Whatever is going on in your life, it is highly unlikely to rival the gross reality of the teenager who had his twin’s fetus removed from his stomach earlier this week.
This poor unfortunate teen has been living out the nightmare plot of a horror movie for his whole life suffering the rare condition known as “fetus in fetu,” which refers to the physical horror of hosting a fetus in your body for years on end. Apparently the 15-year-old Malaysian boy Mohd Zul Shahril Saidin has been hosting his twin’s fetus in his stomach his whole life, but it wasn’t until the past four months that he started experiencing debilitating pain and went to see a doctor.
Luckily for his personal sanity (or unluckily depending on how you look at it), the teen was unaware he was hosting his twin’s fetus until he was admitted to the Baling District Hospital where they diagnosed the problem, confirming that it wasn’t a tumor like the family originally suspected but in fact the fetal remains of his twin.
His mother said that the family was relieved to get to the bottom of this hellish health endeavor, telling reporters:
“The fetus which was removed from my son’s stomach was formed with organs like those of a baby, only the nose and mouth were not complete.”
It’s truly terrifying to imagine the sight of this nearly fully formed fetal baby being removed from this teenager’s body. Puberty is a gross enough venture into bodily changes and uncomfortable revelations, I can only imagine what kind of complexes could form from the realization that you’ve been growing your dead twin in your stomach for years.
The family fully embraced the bizarre hell of this situation and reportedly carried out funeral rites for the fetus, a ceremony I can only imagine stirred the most confusing combination of emotions which causes one to wonder: am I crying because the fetus is dead or because I’m relieved to have it removed? (J/K, I have no doubt, it’s the latter.)
The blood-curdling condition known as fetus in fetu is so rare this was the first documented case in Malaysia. However, the phenomenon occurs as often as once every 50o,000 live births. So, do what you will with that information.