7-year-old girl who weeps stones

Doctors baffled by 7-year-old who weeps stones.

A seven-year-old girl who weeps stones is baffling doctors who are unable to say what is causing the phenomenon.

Tamil Nesan reported that stones had been discharging from Kura Nitya’s right eye for the past 15 days. Nitya, from a village near Hyderabad, has been weeping about 12 to 25 stones a day.

Nitya said the lower portion of her right eye swelled minutes before the stones painlessly popped out. Ophthalmologist Dr Kalyan Chakaravarthy said Nitya was medically fit and there was no logical reason for the phenomenon.

Credit: Fortean times daily news

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  3 comments for “7-year-old girl who weeps stones

  1. Sam
    November 17, 2011 at 11:26 PM

    All I can hear in my head when I read this is Jack Palance saying “Beleive it, or not” :)

  2. crf
    November 20, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    This could very well be real, but the report is likely taking liberties with the commonly understood meaning of the word stones. Little hard balls of material exuded by the body are called “~liths”, meaning stones: for example, tonsoliths. If the story is true, I’ll bet you’ll find that the stones from the girls eyes are similar in composition and formation to tonsoliths.

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