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Stunned doctors removed bags of oil from a pregnant woman's blood after she guzzled bucketloads of greasy fried chicken for days - almost killing herself and her baby.

 

The patient, identified only as a Miss Li, went to hospital with crippling stomach pains after munching the fat-laden feast.

 

She was 32 weeks pregnant and worried docs admitted her immediately as she had been vomiting heavily for three days.

 

The mum-to-be limped into the obstetrics clinic at Clifford Hospital in the port of Guangdong, Hong Kong, with the support of her family after spending two days binging on fried chicken and pork.

 

Staff were shocked when her blood tests found that she had more than 25 times the normal level of fat in her blood at more than 50mmol/l. People normally have 1.9mmol/l.

 

She was diagnosed with acute severe pancreatitis caused by hyperlipidemia - having too much fat in her blood - that can easily lead to multiple organ failure and a host of other problems including death of both mother and baby.

 

Teams sent her to the ICU where they performed a total plasma exchange, removing bags of filtered grease from her blood.

 

On August 29 her cholesterol fell to a safer level and both mother and baby survived.

 

She has since sworn off high calorie food, though ICU Director Liu Yunsong advised that the hyperlipidemia was likely to do with her genetics and is not only about being fat.

 

According to Director Liao Dongxia of the Obstetrics Department of Clifford Hospital, acute pancreatitis during pregnancy can occur at any period including after pregnancy.

 

Affected by oestrogen and progesterone in the early stage of pregnancy, cholesterol and triglycerides will increase by about 30% and reach a peak in the latter part of pregnancy.

 

Excessive intake of high fat and high calories can easily lead to excessive blood lipids when women are expecting.

 

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I've had a problem similar to this. I went for a cholesterol test and they could not do it as there was a layer of fat in the test tube making the test impossible. My triglycerides were very high.

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On 9/26/2020 at 12:06 AM, chickenslegs said:

Poor woman probably had uncontrollable cravings for fried chicken.

 

True story - my mother told me that she craved coal when she was pregnant with me, and would chew on lumps of coal and coal tar. She kept it secret from everyone.

 

My Dad was a coal miner - coincidence?

Coal contains minerals, her body needed them & her brain knew where to get it.

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2 hours ago, FarmerJoe said:

My mother told me she craved cigarette ashes when she was pregnant with me. After guests would leave she would scoop out the ash trays and have at it. Bleh!

 

That probably explains your profile pic. I'm guessing that is you as a child?

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2 hours ago, FarmerJoe said:

My mother told me she craved cigarette ashes when she was pregnant with me. After guests would leave she would scoop out the ash trays and have at it. Bleh!

is there a yuk emoji ? 

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On 9/25/2020 at 11:32 PM, Thaivisa Web Content Team said:

removing bags of filtered grease from her blood.

Local restaurant supply companies were invited to bid on the grease

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