‘Human Hen’: The boy who ‘lays’ eggs

08:07 PM | 22 Feb, 2018
‘Human Hen’: The boy who ‘lays’ eggs
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JAKARTA - Doctors in the largest Muslim nation are treating a teenage boy who claims to have laid nearly two dozen eggs during last two years.

Indonesia’s national media narrates the story of Akmal Rusli, 14, who recently “gave birth” to what appeared to resemble two fully grown poultry eggs at a local hospital.

The resident of Kabupaten Gowa, a district in the South Sulawesi province, has been repeatedly hospitalised due to his alleged ailment, even laying two of the eggs in front of the doctors.

Medics in the Southeast Asian country have been left baffled by his bizarre egg-laying habits, and have said its “impossible” for eggs to form inside humans.

Several x-ray images taken at the hospital showed two eggs nestled in the boys lower abdomen. “The latest occurrence happened at about 11 am when he laid another egg,” his father, Rusli told DetikHealth.

Eggs laid by Akmal have been cracked open and revealed to either be all yoke or all white.

The father said Akmal complained about stomach pains earlier in the day and was rushed to the Syech Yusuf Sungguminasa hospital before doctors scanned his body and removed the eggs through his anus.

While it was quite an effort to remove the eggs from the boy’s body, the non-human objects were successfully removed with their shells intact.

Akmal is also not the only person to experience the bizarre occurrence. In Jakarta, a senior man by the name of Kakek Sinin, claimed he could lay eggs, according to Coconuts Jakarta. However, some medical professionals were having none of their claims. After conducting tests, specialists discovered that the eggs belonged to chickens.

The doctors pointed to a health condition called “corpus alienum,” or the presence of foreign objects in a patient’s body.

The condition appears to be common in Indonesia, where doctors have moved both organic and non-organic items such as eggs, needles, forks and all sorts of other utensils.

Muhammad Taslim, a spokesman for the hospital, said: “Our suspicion is that the eggs were deliberately shoved [into Akmal’s rectum]. But we did not see it directly.”

He added: “Scientifically [chicken] eggs cannot form inside the human body. It’s impossible, especially in the digestive system.”

Hospital officials have currently quarantined the teenager to study his condition.