Doctors perplexed as needles come out of girl’s body in India

Jyoti Kumar says that she feels severe burning, followed by pain.

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An 18-year-old girl in the Indian state of Bihar has left doctors perplexed as sewing needles have reportedly been coming out of her body, leaving her bed-ridden.

Gulf News reported family members as saying around 20 needles, measuring four to eight centimeters, have been coming out of her body since 2011.


Jyoti Kumar says that she feels severe burning, followed by pain. After her skin goes black, the family said they remove the protruding needles when they become visible. According to the family, the process takes 10-15 days.

“The local doctors to whom we took her for treatment told us her problem was beyond their control and referred her case to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) but we are too poor to bear her medical expenses. We can barely reach Patna but just can’t afford to bear her medical expenses,” the girl’s cousin, Chandan Kumar, told Gulf News.

According to the newspaper, the family admitted her to the local referral hospital on September 11.

“Needles coming out from neck... History of needle coming out every year from different parts of the body,” reads a description of the patient’s symptoms, reported by the newspaper.

The girl’s family has said that needles are now stuck in her throat, forcing her to live on a liquid diet.

“We have no knowledge of needles being manufactured in the body. It appears they [the needles] were pushed inside her body or she may have devoured them. We are really puzzled to know her case,” said Dr. Ashok Kumar to Gulf News.

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