This Woman Didn't Know She Had A 60 Year Old Fetus In Her Womb
Estela Meléndez, 91, has had a lump on the side of her stomach for over six decades. She never knew exactly what it was or why it was there.
She was recently taken to the hospital after a bad fall, and was told by doctors she had a tumor.
After a second set of x-rays, medics were shocked to discover that the large lump was actually a calcified fetus in her womb. Estela had no idea she had been carrying the fetus for over 60 years.
She was married to her husband, Manuel Gonzalez, for 74 years, but they were never able to have any children.
Manuel died in January at the age of 91. Estela says her only regret was her inability to have children, she said they both "suffered tremendously."
Doctors believed it would be riskier to operate and remove the fetus, than to just leave it inside her.
The fetus will remain a lump inside Estela, which she now considers to be a reminder of the baby she and her husband longed for.
Estela With Her Husband
Manuel was the only man Estela has ever been with.