Hundreds of Bubble Tea Balls Get Trapped in a Girl's Stomach

Hundreds of Bubble Tea Balls Get Trapped in a Girl
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This is the most horrifying thing ever happened to a teenager in China. Yes, constipation sucks.

This is the most horrifying thing ever happened to a teenager in China. Yes, constipation sucks. when you are trapped on the toilet seat, praying for much more action, keep in mind that it could be much, worse.

As this girl from China was hospitalized for constipation after having severe stomach pain as she was unable to poop for five days. Zhu Li, 14 had her stomach scanned, and what doctors found might make you rethink your bubble tea habit. Li's doctor, Zhang Louwei, discovered hundreds of undigested Tapioca balls from bubble tea that were blocking up her GI tract.

In case if you're not familiar with it, bubble tea is a cold drink usually made with iced tea, sweetened milk, and sweet black or white pearls which are made from tapioca. The girl claimed that she only had one cup of bubble tea before Sh*t (didn't) hit the fan, but her doctor is calling her bluff. So many undigested tapioca balls can't all be from just one cup. Dr. Zhang said. " She must've had quite a few over a short period."

He Yuling, chief of the emergency department where Li sought care, said that tapioca is notoriously hard to digest and "some companies add thickeners such as gelatin to make the balls more al dente. Yuling also said that drinking too much bubble tea can easily lead to gastrointestinal dysfunction.

later she was given a prescription for laxatives to flush out the tapioca balls and sent on her way.

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