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Teen’s abdominal mass was malformed twin in extremely rare occurrence, case report says

A 17-year-old with a history of abdominal pain and a growing lump landed in a medical journal after doctors discovered that the mass was actually her malformed twin, marking what they believe is the first case of its kind to occur in a female her age.

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The patient, pictured before surgery, said the lump had been causing pain and growing in size. (BMJ Case Reports 2019)

In a published BMJ Case Reports, the unidentified woman, who was treated by doctors in India, presented with a firm, irregularly shaped lump that took up her entire abdomen. A scan revealed the mass had fat density areas, soft tissue, and “multiple calcified density components of various sizes and shapes resembling the shape of vertebrae, ribs and long bones.”

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Surgeons removed the mass, which they found had hair, bones and other body parts, and determined it to be a case of fetus in fetu (FIF), which occurs in only about 1 in 500,000 live births, and has been reported less than 200 times. The condition is diagnosed when a malformed fetus is found in the body of a living twin. The report’s authors noted that the condition more typically is found in younger males, making her case exceedingly unusual.

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Scans revealed the mass had fat density areas, soft tissue and calcified density components. (CMJ Case Reports 2019)

“This is the eighth case of adult FIF and the first case of FIF in [an] adult woman worldwide,” the report’s authors wrote.

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Additionally, they noted the mass measured 30 x 16 x 10 centimeters, and was composed of “hairy cheese material, multiple teeth and structures resembling limb buds.”

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Two years after the removal, the patient is reported to be doing well.

“I was much worried about my abdominal lump, after [the] operation I am feeling very well and my abdomen is now flat and my parents are also very happy,” the unidentified patient said in the case report. “Thanks to all operating doctors.”

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Teen’s abdominal mass was malformed twin in extremely rare occurrence, case report says

A 17-year-old with a history of abdominal pain and a growing lump landed in a medical journal after doctors discovered that the mass was actually her malformed twin, marking what they believe is the first case of its kind to occur in a female her age.

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The patient, pictured before surgery, said the lump had been causing pain and growing in size. (BMJ Case Reports 2019)

In a published BMJ Case Reports, the unidentified woman, who was treated by doctors in India, presented with a firm, irregularly shaped lump that took up her entire abdomen. A scan revealed the mass had fat density areas, soft tissue, and “multiple calcified density components of various sizes and shapes resembling the shape of vertebrae, ribs and long bones.”

MOM LOST TOES, NEARLY DIED AFTER DISMISSING SEPSIS SYMPTOMS AS COMMON COLD

Surgeons removed the mass, which they found had hair, bones and other body parts, and determined it to be a case of fetus in fetu (FIF), which occurs in only about 1 in 500,000 live births, and has been reported less than 200 times. The condition is diagnosed when a malformed fetus is found in the body of a living twin. The report’s authors noted that the condition more typically is found in younger males, making her case exceedingly unusual.

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Scans revealed the mass had fat density areas, soft tissue and calcified density components. (CMJ Case Reports 2019)

“This is the eighth case of adult FIF and the first case of FIF in [an] adult woman worldwide,” the report’s authors wrote.

OHIO GIRL DIAGNOSED WITH RARE MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS THAT CAN CAUSE BRAIN INFLAMMATION, SEIZURES

Additionally, they noted the mass measured 30 x 16 x 10 centimeters, and was composed of “hairy cheese material, multiple teeth and structures resembling limb buds.”

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Two years after the removal, the patient is reported to be doing well.

“I was much worried about my abdominal lump, after [the] operation I am feeling very well and my abdomen is now flat and my parents are also very happy,” the unidentified patient said in the case report. “Thanks to all operating doctors.”

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Texas teen sucked into water park drain critically injured, reports say

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A 14-year-old Texas teen is reportedly in a medically induced coma after he was allegedly sucked into a water park drain possibly in a dare-gone-wrong scenario on Saturday.

The teen, who was not identified by law enforcement to local media outlets due to his age, was at the Fun Town Water Park in Crystal Beach when tragedy struck.

The teen allegedly slipped after picking up the drain grate and was sucked in, causing major internal injuries. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset, who described the teen to KTRK.com as 5 feet 11 inches, said that it may have been a possible dare and that someone was able to quickly shut the pipes off enabling him to escape, but it wasn’t enough to prevent injury.

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“Even after they turned the pump off, there was still a suction keeping him down,” Trochesset told KHOU 11.

He reportedly told the news outlet that the teen was conscious at the time of the incident and apologized to his father, who is a volunteer fireman.

“He told his dad, ‘I love you, sorry it happened,” Trochesset told the news outlet. “He was able to stand up. They walked him away from the area to the gurney to get into the ambulance.”

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The teen was taken to University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he remains in critical condition, according to local outlets.

Troschesset, who was not immediately available to comment to Fox News, described the incident to local outlets as “tragic” for the family and said, “prayers are going to be needed.”

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A vigil was held in the teen’s honor, and several fundraisers, as well as a GoFundMe, have been set up to help keep supporters updated.

Fun Town Water Park’s owner, Harold LeBlanc, told Fox News he couldn’t comment on the incident.

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Dozens of Midwest teens who reported vaping hospitalized with ‘severe lung injury,’ breathing problems

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More than a dozen teens in the Midwest who reported vaping have been hospitalized with lung issues, stumping doctors who are searching for what exactly is sickening them.

The Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday four cases of young people at Children’s Minnesota with “severe lung injury” possibly tied to vaping. The cases were announced days after Illinois health officials reported six cases and at least 12 were confirmed in Wisconsin, state health officials said. There are more under investigation.

“These cases are similar to lung disease cases recently reported in Wisconsin and Illinois, though it is too early to say whether they are connected,” the Minnesota Department of Health said.

SEIZURES AFTER VAPING? FDA INVESTIGATING 127 REPORTS OF THE NEUROLOGICAL CONDITION FOLLOWING E-CIG USE

Patients are reporting similar symptoms – shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, and vomiting in some cases – and some have been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Teens across states reported using vaping devices for both nicotine and THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the “high” sensation, prior to their hospitalization.

In Minnesota, specifically, doctors at first thought the teens had some sort of respiratory infection – possibly pneumonia – but ruled this out after they failed to improve with treatment. In fact, according to NBC News, many of the teens treated for a respiratory infection got worse, not better.

“We are deeply concerned by the severe cases of lung injury associated with vaping that we are currently seeing,” said Dr. Emily Chapman, chief medical officer at Children’s Minnesota, said in a news release. “These cases are extremely complex to diagnose, as symptoms can mimic a common infection yet can lead to severe complications and extended hospitalization. Medical attention is essential; respiratory conditions can continue to decline without proper treatment.”

In Wisconsin, Dr. David D. Gummin, medical director of the Wisconsin Poison Center, and professor and chief of medical toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, told The New York Times officials “have no leads” to a specific substance that’s causing respiratory issues “other than those that are associated with smoking or vaping,” he said.

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The negative health effects associated with cigarette and cigar use have long been documented, leading to a decline in both among teens in the U.S. in recent years.

In 2018, for example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported roughly 1 in 50 – about 1.8 percent – of middle school students said they smoked cigarettes in the past  30 days, down from 4.3 percent in 2011 and a drastic decrease from 36.4 percent in 1997 when rates “peaked after increasing throughout the first half of the 1990s,” according to the American Lung Association. 

But the same is not true for e-cigarette use. In 2018, nearly 1 of every 20 middle school students (4.9 percent) reported using electronic cigarettes in the past 30 days. That’s an increase from less than 1 percent in 2011.

“These cases are extremely complex to diagnose, as symptoms can mimic a common infection yet can lead to severe complications and extended hospitalization.”

— Dr. Emily Chapman, chief medical officer for Children’s Minnesota

The steady increase led Jermone Adams, the Surgeon General of the United States, last year to call vaping among American teens an “epidemic.”

“This is an unprecedented challenge,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in response at the time. 

The health issues – both short and long term – of e-cigarette use are not well understood, and the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) does not require the manufacturers of e-cigarette devices to list all the ingredients in them.

“The risk here is that if people are presenting to hospital emergency rooms or urgent cares, they either may not think of vaping as something that is threatening and may not include it in their history,” Chapman told The New York Times. “Or if asked directly, they may not be comfortable sharing that.”

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A study from Yale University and Duke University found the e-cigarette liquid in Juul devices contained chemicals known as acetals. Acetals, according to the researchers, could cause lung irritation.

Separately, the FDA announced last week it’s investigating 127 reports of seizures occurring after electronic cigarette use.

“The truth of the matter is, we have so little experience with vaping, relative to the experience we have with cigarettes and cigars. Recall how long it took us to figure out that cigarettes were linked to lung cancer,” Chapman added. “There is so much we don’t know.”

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Boy’s rare disease took 5 years to diagnose, family says

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A 6-year-old boy’s family is pinning their hope on a bone marrow transplant as a possible cure for a disease so rare that it took five years for doctors to find a diagnosis for him. Cohen Bramlee, the youngest of his family’s five siblings, first landed in the hospital at 4 months old, according to PEOPLE.

DOG IN TEXAS DIES FROM TOXIC ALGAE FOUND IN RIVER, OWNER CLAIMS: ‘I BLAME MYSELF’

His puzzling symptoms included food intolerance that would sometimes send his body into shock and required him to receive his meals and nutrients entirely through a central line catheter. He spent much of his young life in and out of the hospital, but doctors couldn’t nail down the underlying cause until researchers at the Undiagnosed Diseases Network at Duke University got a hold of his case. They determined that Cohen had a variance in an immune system gene, which was confirmed by Dr. Stella Davies at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to be the cause of his ailments, PEOPLE reported.

From there, his medical team determined that a bone marrow transplant may be the cure he needs. Two of Cohen’s siblings were found to be matches for a bone marrow transplant, with 16-year-old Todd Christopher chosen as the donor.

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“It was the first time that we really had hope that this was going to have a cure,” Carrie Bramlee, Cohen’s mother, told PEOPLE. “He’s been very sick and we came close to losing him several times, so now knowing that there is a chance for him to not only be healthier but be cured is unimaginable.”

The family has kept their supporters updated through the “Super Cohen’s Crusade” Facebook page, which includes snapshots of his everyday life. He is currently making his way through a pre-bone marrow transplant bucket list which includes a visit to Build-A-Bear and a fishing trip. According to the page, the transplant is tentatively scheduled for the second week of September.

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“Our superhero might be medically fragile but make no mistake about it, he is a strong, brave and an amazing little guy that brings so much joy to all who know him,” a blog post on the page reads. “We are blessed to call him our son. I pray his strength inspires all who hear his story!”

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Dog in Texas dies from toxic algae found in river, owner claims: ‘I blame myself’

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A Texas woman is using the unexpected death of her beloved dog as a warning to other pet owners to be wary of water that may contain toxic algae.

Tamra Massey, of Austin, told Fox 7 she took her Australian Shepherd, Fina, to the Guadalupe River on July 31. The dog — which “loved the water,” she said — began acting strangely not long after she finished her swim.

Fina, according to Massey, began to vomit, was “stiff-legged” and “got off balance.” She also claims the 3-year-old dog had “two seizures in less than 5 minutes” after emerging from the river, she told the news station.

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Despite Massey’s best efforts — she quickly took the dog to the hospital — it was too late.

“Rushed her to the vet — that took about 15 minutes. Five minutes after that there was nothing they could do for her. Her diaphragm had seized up. He said that was one of the symptoms, muscle paralysis,” she said.

“It’s been hard — it’s been really, really hard and I blame myself,” she told Fox 7. “I’ve been told not to but I just want people to not go through this.”

Massey claims the water was so clear she could “see straight through to the bottom.” Later, however, the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality confirmed to her that toxic blue-green algae were present in the river, which is located steps away from her backyard.

Experts say that the algae can form in different bodies of water.

“Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are microscopic bacteria found in freshwater lakes, streams, ponds and brackish water ecosystems,” explains the Pet Poison Helpline on its website. “They can produce toxins (such as microcystins and anatoxins) that affect people, livestock and pets that swim in and drink from the algae-contaminated water.”

“While most blue-green algae blooms do not produce toxins, it is not possible to determine the presence of toxins without testing,” the helpline adds. “Thus, all blooms should be considered potentially toxic. Very small exposures, such as a few mouthfuls of algae-contaminated water, may result in fatal poisoning.”

Dogs, in particular, are at risk of algal toxin poisoning, according to Greenwater Laboratories, which tests for harmful algal blooms.

“The most sensitive individuals to algal toxin poisoning are those that ingest cyanobacteria when they are in the water,” it explains on its website. “Many times, those individuals are dogs, since they are entering and exiting algal blooms at shorelines. It is a good idea to keep pets out of the water when cyanobacteria may be present.”

Symptoms to look out for after your dog has been swimming include vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and hyper-salivation.

In a Facebook post that’s been shared nearly 300 times, Massey warned other pet owners of the dangers of blue-green algae.

“The water was not ‘infested’ with the algae, nor did it look stagnant… [or] else I wouldn’t have let her in it,” she wrote.

Massey said she thinks Fina likely ate some algae.

“She loved biting at leaves, and things floating [in] the water. But even if she would have simply gotten some on her fur and then groomed herself, the outcome would likely have been the same,” she wrote.

“If you notice algae on the water, just stay away! You can NOT tell by looking at it if it is in the ‘blooming’ phase. Better safe than sorry,” she concluded.

“It’s been hard — it’s been really, really hard and I blame myself.”

— Tamra Massey

Fina is not the first dog to die of toxic algae in the state. The dog, according to Fox 7, was the fourth in the Austin area to die after swimming in contaminated water. In fact, the city has warned pet owners not to let their pets swim in Lady Bird Lake as a result of algal blooms.

TOXIC ALGAE KILLS 3 DOGS HOURS AFTER THEY PLAYED IN NORTH CAROLINA POND, OWNER SAYS

“We have confirmed potentially harmful algal blooms in Lady Bird Lake & posted signs indicating the danger,” the city tweeted on Aug. 7.

In North Carolina, too, three dogs died earlier this month after swimming in a Wilmington pond and becoming exposed to toxic algae. Their owner posted on Facebook that the dogs “contracted blue-green algae poisoning” after their swim and that the algae killed the pets within a matter of hours.

Massey did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment on Wednesday.

Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this report.

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Missouri police officer battling cancer leaves hospital to walk autistic son to first day of kindergarten

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A Missouri police officer fighting cancer had a special first-day-of-kindergarten surprise for his 5-year-old son battling autism.

Woodson Terrace Officer Andy Mattaline was overcome with emotion when doctors at Saint Louis University Hospital cleared him to leave in his wheelchair for a few hours to attend his son’s first day of school in the Rockwood School District.

“This is one of my biggest days and I just didn’t want to miss this,” Mattaline, who has been hospitalized and recovering from surgery for esophageal and stomach cancer, told FOX 2 of St. Louis about his son, Carmine. “He means the world to me. We’ve been through a lot together.”

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The surprise got even bigger when Mattaline was joined by more than 20 police officers from at least 10 departments who promised to step in and walk his son to school in the event that the father of two was too sick to make it himself.

Officers from nine other police departments — St. John, Bel-Bor, Breckenridge Hills, Chesterfield, Maryland Heights, Warson Woods, Normandy, Webster Groves and St. Louis County — and deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office all participated in the first-day-of-school walk.

“I just love the support. … I can’t thank anybody enough,” Mattaline said.

“We’re friends but we’re family also,” Officer Chris Kaatman told FOX 2. “We want to do whatever we can to again make this day special for him and his family.”

It was an emotional moment for Andy’s wife, Mary, and their 3-year-old daughter, Evelyn, who had been preparing Carmine to cope with his autism in time for the first day of school.

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“It’s pretty amazing. It’s so touching to see everyone here and everyone that hears about Andy wants to be there for Carmine,” Mary Matteline said.

“I just can’t wait to release him into the world,” Andy Mattaline said. “To his first step to transition into becoming something we all want to see him flourish into.”

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El Al flight attendant dies months after contracting measles: reports

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An El AL flight attendant, who was hospitalized in April after contracting measles, has died, according to Israeli media reports.

Rotem Amitai, A mother of three, reportedly passed away at a hospital in Israel early Tuesday after slipping into a coma and suffering brain damage.

Amitai is thought to have contracted measles on a flight from New York in late March, The Times of Israel reported, adding that she was diagnosed with meningoencephalitis — a complication that is similar to having both meningitis, which is inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, and encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, according to Mayo Clinic.

“Rotem was a wonderful woman and a devoted mother,” her family said in a statement.

Amitai was working on board El AL Flight 002 from Kennedy International Airport to Tel Aviv on March 26, and that’s where the measles exposure is thought to have occurred, according to The Times of Israel, which added that blood tests revealed that the 43-year-old had only been vaccinated with one shot against measles instead of the two recommended for her age group.

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El Al did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment but Ynet reported the airline said in a statement, “El Al bows its head in grief in light of the death of one of our aircrew members.”

“After the incident, the company acted to immediately vaccine all its aircrews,” the airline added.

The statement went on to say, “The company will continue to act on the issue in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines. We send our condolences to the family and will continue to support them.”

Israel has seen an outbreak of measles in the past year, recording more than 4,000 cases between July 2018 and last month, The Times of Israel reported citing the ministry.

The newspaper added that infections have mostly centered on the country’s ultra-Orthodox community, where vaccination rates are typically lower than in the rest of the population.

America is also dealing with a measles outbreak, with the number of cases reported this year the highest in nearly three decades, U.S. health officials announced in late May.

CDC: RECORD MEASLES OUTBREAK FUELED BY ANTI-VACCINATION PROPAGANDA

The latest spate of illnesses is scattered across 26 states, but most are in New York City.

The city’s surge, which began last October, is already the largest local measles outbreak in the U.S. in nearly 30 years.

Overall vaccination rates have remained fairly high, but outbreaks have been happening in communities where parents have refused recommended shots, U.S. health officials said. Often, those parents express fears, disputed by scientists, that the vaccinations themselves raise other health risks, like autism.

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New procedure that postpones menopause could also lead to longer fertility

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One quest to significantly postpone menopause could allow women to have children later in life.

According to the National Institute on Aging, women going through menopause can have a host of symptoms, ranging from irritability to hot flashes to a lowered sex drive. In addition, post-menopausal women have a higher risk of weight gain, heart disease and osteoporosis.

However, a team of specialists from the company ProFaM have developed a procedure that freezes tissue from a woman in her 20s to 30s, The Telegraph reported. The tissue can then be implanted again to rejuvenate fertility or hormones that prolong the menopausal process.

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ProFaM is led by IVF specialist Professor Simon Fishel, and the company name stands for Protecting Fertility and Menopause. The company performs this quick procedure lasting only 30 minutes for about $6,000.

According to The Guardian, nine women have already undergone the procedure. Although this particular use is new, doctors already perform this same surgery on girls who want to preserve their fertility before undergoing cancer treatments.

If young women get the procedure done in their 20s, when hormones and fertility are still strong, it could postpone menopause as much as 20 years, The Guardian reported.

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However, a few older women have also been known to carry children using traditional IVF with donor eggs. In fact, multiple women in their 50s and 60s have carried their own grandchildren. That includes one 60-year-old whose daughter died of bowel cancer at a young age. The daughter had frozen her eggs before she died, and her mother quite literally carried out her wishes to have children.

For those shying away from menopause symptoms, women could choose hormone replacement therapy (HRT). However, HRT also has its own risks, including blood clots, heart problems and breast cancer.

Professor Fisher told The Guardian that this procedure could benefit women trying to avoid menopause for any reason.

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The National Institute on Aging states that normal menopause can last anywhere from 7 to 14 years —and then women deal with the post-menopausal stage for the rest of their lives. This innovative technique could help women avoid that process for a lot longer.

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‘Vaginal steaming’ leaves woman with second-degree burn: report

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Talk about a hot mess.

A woman who attempted so-called “vaginal steaming” suffered a second-degree burn, according to a case report in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada.

The 62-year-old woman, who was not named in the report, tried the method “in an attempt to reduce vaginal prolapse.” Vaginal prolapse, per eMedicineHealth, “is a condition in which structures such as the uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, small bowel, or the vagina itself may begin to prolapse, or fall out of their normal positions.”

The woman reportedly attempted vaginal steaming — the process of getting hot steam into one’s vagina —  after a doctor who was treating her vaginal prolapse recommended surgery for the condition, according to the report, as cited by Forbes.

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A traditional Chinese doctor purportedly recommended the woman try vaginal steaming, telling the woman to prepare a “pan of boiling water mixed with herbal medicine and put this pan on the rim of her toilet bowl,” per Forbes.

She then sat over the steam for roughly 20 minutes, doing this each day for a series of days. Later, after noticing she had bloody discharge, the woman went to an emergency room. Doctors there reportedly told her she had a second-degree burn on the lining of her cervix and vagina, which was causing the bleeding.

Surprisingly, the woman did not feel any pain, according to the report, which noted she was told to apply Polysporin antibiotic ointment and wrap the affected area in gauze.

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There’s no scientific evidence that vaginal steaming — which gained popularity after actress Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed it on her website, Goop.com, in 2015 — helps with any condition, per Healthline.

In fact, since the vagina self-cleans, the process of steaming might cause the growth of unwanted bacteria that could result in yeast infections and other vaginal woes.

“Vaginal skin is delicate, sensitive, and easily traumatized. Using it as target practice for a plume of warm steam may cause vaginal burns or scalding,” Healthline added.

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