By Anna Hodgekiss for MailOnline. Doctors treating a woman for stomach pain were shocked to find a very unlikely cause for it - a potato inside her vagina. The year-old woman, from Colombia, was advised by her mother to use the technique to avoid becoming pregnant. But by the time doctors discovered the potato, it had apparently germinated and grown roots inside her. Scroll down for video.
Spud In The Oven: Woman Grows Roots Inside Her Vagina After Using Potato As Contraceptive
Colombian woman used potato as contraceptive hospitalised after it grew roots | Daily Mail Online
A year-old woman was brought to a Colombian hospital after complaining of severe abdominal pains. Doctors were shocked to discover a potato and its roots inside her vagina was the source of the problem [via Colombia Reports. The potato was not there for naught: "My mom told me that if I didn't want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her," the unnamed patient said. The potato had been in utero for about two weeks, which was enough time for it to grow roots inside her vagina.
Newser — A year-old Colombia woman who went to the doctor with abdominal pains turned out to have a potato growing in her vagina—because she'd put it there as contraception, says Colombia Reports via Metro. The embarrassed patient, from the central Colombian town of Honda, says she had inserted the potato about two weeks before the pain struck in her lower abdomen. Upon closer inspection, attending nurse Carolina Rojas found potato roots sticking out of the woman's vagina and even growing inside her. Luckily the potato was removed without surgery, and medical staff predicted no long-term physical effects, but Rojas blamed the mother for giving her daughter such bad advice. The story is part of an ongoing battle over birth control and sex education in Colombia, where activists say a macho culture and disinterest in common birth control methods have led to high teen pregnancy rates.
Today is one of the greatest days of the year, yes folks it is National Potato Day. As Irish homes prepare to have a feast of spuds - mashed, boiled, baked, roasted, fried and steamed, we discovered a story that may put you off eating all of the above forever. There is an old wives tale that if a woman places a potato in her vagina it will work as the perfect contraceptive method.