Thursday, May 27, 2021

Girl, 13, has her appendix and part of her bowel removed after dangerous TikTok trend nearly led to her death


A 13-year-old girl who copied a dangerous TikTok trend was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after she started vomiting “black stuff” and complained of bad stomach pains

 Faye Elizabeth’s daughter, who didn’t want her name to be public, ended up having her appendix and part of her bowel removed.

The challenge she took part in is one that shows users how to create the appearance of a tongue piercing by placing magnetic ball bearings underneath and on top of the tongue, Liverpool ECHO reports.

 The teenager tried to take part in the challenge and film it but she only succeeded in swallowing the beads, with 15 magnetic beads mashed amongst her internal organs.

 The girl’s mother, Faye, from Rainhill in Merseyside, England, said: “The pains got worse so I took her to Whiston Hospital.

 They thought it might have been her appendix at first.

 “Then they ruled that out and thought it might have been gastroenteritis until she started vomiting black stuff.

 “They did a scan and found 10 of the ball bearings.”


Magnetic balls were lodged in her bowel and appendix, Faye added.The girl was rushed in for emergency surgery at Alder Hey Children’s hospitalFaye said: “They had to take part of her bowel away and re-stitch it. There was one stuck in her appendix so they had to remove that.”

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