70 needles, pins found in woman's legs in India
Uttar Pradesh - Needles, pins and syringes have been appearing in woman's legs since 2012.
Doctors in India are in utter shock to find sharp objects in a woman's legs who claims that needles, pins and syringes have been appearing in her limbs since 2012.
Anusuiya Devi, 35, from a small village in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh, in northern India, has difficulties walking, sitting and standing for the past five years due to the excruciating pain, and is now begging medics for help.
The doctors believe the woman must be inserting the sharp objects herself but Anusuiya claims she has never self-harmed. Anusuiya is a widow and lives with her brother Awadesh Kumar for the last seven years since she lost her husband.
Anusuiya was quoted saying in the Mail Online: "I have had this problem for five years. Needles just come out of my legs. I have no idea how they get in there and I'm fed of the constant pain now. Doctors say this is some kind of sickness but none of them seem to be aware of it. I just want someone to help me, I am in pain every day."
The woman also claimed small pimples erupted on her legs which eventually grew bigger before they burst and pushed out a needle or nail. Anusuiya's brother denied that his sister harms herself or inserts sharp objects in to her legs.
The woman is now finally admitted to a district government hospital in Fatehpur where doctors were left in shock by X-ray images which showed 70 different kinds of iron needles in her legs below the knees.
Surgeon Dr Naresh Vishal, at the district government hospital, said: "We did a full body scan to see if there were nails in other parts of her body but there was nothing elsewhere. Medically, it is not possible for such needles to just develop in a human's body. So far we cannot confirm how the needles enter her body; but we suspect the patient has been self-harming."
Dr. Vishal added that she will be referred to Kanpur hospital and more qualified doctors could possibly research her condition and help her deal with this problem.