This has got to be one for the history books. How long would you go without medical care if you had a severe stomach ache that just would not let up on you? Can you imagine someone having a stomach ache for DECADES? Pretty hard to believe, right? But as much as we complain about our health care system, people in other countries are really suffering.
According to Fox News Latino, a 59-year-old woman in the Dominican Republic, who had been suffering with severe stomach pain for decades finally learned the cause of the problem. She had been pregnant for 30 years and didn’t know it. This takes that excuse “I didn’t know I was pregnant!” to a whole other level.
After 30 years, we can only assume, that this must be her first time going to a public hospital because as soon as she was seen in Luis Edurardo Aybar Hospital in Santo Domingo and they ran her through an x-ray… problem solved. The fetus weighed in at 3 pounds and 12 ounces. The hospital concluded that the gestational period was about three to five months.
You think that’s bizarre? Well, in Mexico a “mummified” fetus’ was found in an 86-year old woman and the fetus was 60 YEARS OLD! Read the full story here.