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Doctors find 44-year-old fetus inside 84-year-old woman

44-Year-Old Fetus Found In Elderly Woman

A bizarre discovery at a hospital in Brazil: Doctors found a 44-year-old fetus inside an 84-year-old woman.

The woman went to the hospital complaining of severe stomach pains and dizziness. X-rays taken revealed she was carrying what is known as a "stone baby" that had calcified in her gut more than 40 years ago.

This phenomenon happens when a fetus dies outside of the uterus and the body then covers it in calcium as a means of protection. According to the Sao Paolo Medical Journal, there have only been about 300 cases of "stone babies" reported world wide since the late 16th century.

The woman explained she had been pregnant decades ago, but said she lost the baby after suffering pain. She said she assumed it had been aborted when her stomach stopped growing and she couldn't feel the baby move anymore. Doctors believe this woman's baby died around 20 to 28 weeks into the pregnancy.

And last December, another elderly woman in Colombia discovered a calcified baby in her abdomen. It was 40 years old and doctors removed it upon discovery.

Doctors have not removed the latest stone baby, though. Despite the elderly woman's health complications, she says she does not want the fetus removed. Doctors say they will keep a close eye on her health.

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whiteflash February 18 2014 at 8:24 AM

I have seen an xray of a stone baby taken here in Texas. A Hispanic elderly woman began to have pains. and went to see the Doctor. She had been raped in her youth. The baby was a product of this rape. She did not know she had ever been pregnant and she had never told anyone about the rape.

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rwitchwoman63 February 18 2014 at 8:16 AM

Is anybody else thinking EWWWWWW!

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Denise February 18 2014 at 5:52 AM

This was reported some time ago.

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mstienlee February 18 2014 at 3:26 AM

But the Libtards call it a "blob" not a baby. It doesn't take a rocket scientist for me to tell that it looks like a baby's head from the x-ray!

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xxdarksongbirdxx February 18 2014 at 9:21 AM

Excuse me, who's calling it a blob? I've scrolled up and down this and haven't seen any of that. I think you're making things up just to throw your hate out. It's a fetus, which is sad and horrible, and as a liberal I feel awful for what this woman went through. I think it's a sad reveal actually for conservatives that you're using someone else's pain to make a completely irrelevant point. Why? Why throw insulting words here? Why make this political? Why be so hateful and disgusted about... nothing. This wasn't even an act of abortion from a hospital, the baby didn't make it and hence "aborted" in the natural way, so you really should have nothing to say that has any political clout. You should, instead, feel bad for the woman, who clearly wasn't getting proper medical care or this would have been discovered during a routine screening. Better yet, feel bad that you made this somehow about you.

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Jimmy February 18 2014 at 3:01 AM

omg

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anteekazoid February 18 2014 at 2:25 AM

She and her son are just too enmeshed. It's not healthy.

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a1cowpattyz February 18 2014 at 1:46 AM

sorry...but this is old news but the story gets better everytime they write it.

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oct111983 February 18 2014 at 12:09 AM

I hope the Republican Party lets her abort the fetus.

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judy February 18 2014 at 12:07 AM

wow!!!!

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judy February 18 2014 at 12:07 AM

wow!!!!

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