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The Baby who started menstruating at four months old


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People are going though a lot tho, many families are facing alot,

So This Baby Bibian developed an ovarian cancer when she was about four months old, her mother, Faustine Andeso, tells The Standard at their home in Kakamega County, Kenya

According to her Mother She was born weighing 4.2kg. looking healthy and sound but when she became 4 moths old she started having some puberty development,

Her breast began to enlarge, pubic hair started growing, then about a month after she started bleeding for a duration of 5 days, which was the normal menstral duration for a grown female

At first they thought it was an infection, they tried treating it but it's happened the next month again

By now abandoned by her husband whom she had married on March 24, 2018, Faustine says that she moved from one hospital to another searching for proper diagnosis and treatment, but nothing much came of it

According to her she had to borrow money from friends and family to help her young daughter

Around 10am on January 7, 2020, Bibian mother was  in the ward when she saw many doctors coming in. One of them – their leader – called out her name and she responded 

The doctor then explained that Bibian had a growth in her reproductive system. It was the growth that was producing fluids. The doctors then recommended surgery immediately

The lead doctor was names Elly Odongo, an obstetrician and gynaecologist and the head of gynaecological oncology at MTRH.

"Bibian’s case was brought to my attention in early 2020. From tests, the girl had a type of ovarian cancer known as sex cord stromal tumour,” Dr. Odongo says.

The cancer was already at stage to when she was when she was brought to the hospital

 

“At some point, my mother was bathing Bibian and she noticed that the girl was bloated. She advised me to take her to hospital. I attributed the bloating to her big body because I am also big bodied,” Faustine says. 

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They went to Likuyani Sub-County Hospital, Kenya, where medics prescribed antibiotics and other medicines to treat bloating and indigestion.

 

“But my daughter’s symptoms got worse. She now had no appetite, was breathing heavily and could not stomach food,” Faustine says. So, they went back to the hospital where Bibian was asked to undergo an ultrasound.

Results showed that Bibian’s abdomen was filled with fluids. The patient was referred to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. Faustine heeded the advice on December 26, 2019, and Baby Bibian was admitted and a fresh round of tests and scans were ordered.

“Around 10am on January 7, 2020, we were in the ward when I saw many doctors come in. One of them – their leader – called out my name and I responded.

“He then explained that Bibian had a growth in her reproductive system. It was the growth that was producing fluids. He recommended surgery immediately.

“My heart sank. I feared that she wouldn’t make it through surgery,” Faustine recalls.

The lead doctor was Elly Odongo, an obstetrician and gynaecologist and the head of gynaecological oncology at MTRH.

“Bibian’s case was brought to my attention in early 2020. From tests, the girl had a type of ovarian cancer known as sex cord stromal tumour,” Dr. Odongo says.

Bibian’s cancer was at stage 2 when she was taken to MTRH. Odongo advised parents of young girls to be on the lookout for symptoms that mimic puberty.

“Cancer? Of the ovaries? In a baby? I thought this disease only affects women of reproductive age,” 

The mother was confused because she thought the cancer affects only women of reproductive Age 

Dr. Odongo told Bibian’s mother that the tumour was functional, meaning, it was producing hormones – oestrogen and testosterone; noting that it was the reason the baby presented with symptoms of a child entering puberty.

“The blood she was shedding is equivalent to menstruation in a woman of reproductive age. Of course, in an eight-month-old, this means something is wrong,” Odongo says.

The following day, Odongo and his team operated on Bibian and removed the tumours. The surgery was followed by chemotherapy – which Fausine says was brutal on Baby Bibian.

Dr. Odongo told Bibian’s mother that the tumour was functional, meaning, it was producing hormones – oestrogen and testosterone; noting that it was the reason the baby presented with symptoms of a child entering puberty.

“The blood she was shedding is equivalent to menstruation in a woman of reproductive age. Of course, in an eight-month-old, this means something is wrong,” Odongo says.

The following day, Odongo and his team operated on Bibian and removed the tumours. The surgery was followed by chemotherapy – which Fausine says was brutal on Baby Bibian.

Hey do well to Leave a reply 🥺🥺 just say a little prayer for the baby. 

Source - https://punchng.com

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God help her oo 

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