Plumber gives birth to embryonic remains of twinMay 9th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): A Brit plumber, who has given birth to the embryonic remains of his twin, recalls the agony he went through when his stomach ruptured as the lumpy mass forced its way out.
Former fire fighter Gavin Hyatt, of Witney, Oxfordshire, had been carrying the embryo inside his abdomen since he was born 30 years ago.
And when the pain was accompanied with bleeding from his belly button he hurried into his GP’s surgery, who in turn compared the incident to the movie Alien.
“It was like something from Alien. I didn’t believe Gavin when he said something was coming out of his belly button until I saw him,” the Sun quoted stunned GP Dr. Joe Santos as saying.
“This is incredibly rare. Gavin’s weight has changed recently so that is why it might have pushed through. But otherwise he is fit and well and happy that he has his little friend,” he said.
As per medics, the growth was a parasitic twin, and the 4cm foetus then became embedded in Hyatt’s tissue and stayed in his stomach for the next 30 years.
“Four hospital doctors had previously examined me and were all puzzled by the lump,” Hyatt said.
“Some thought it was a cyst, others an in-grown hair.
“Then one said it could be my undeveloped identical twin that I absorbed at a very early stage. I feel absolutely fine now but it has not sunk in yet that I could have had a twin brother.
“I have him in a jar at home and I call him little Gav. I haven’t told many people. I feel like a bit of a freak,” he added. (ANI)
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