An 11-year-old Sierra Leonean girl, identified only as Saidu, has cried out for help over a rare condition in which her breasts itch and grow largedaily.
Saidu, a class five pupil of Mamie Sam of Roman Catholic primary school, told Awoko Newspaper that the incident started last year after she went on a fishing expedition together with her grandmother and other women in her town.
She said, “After the exercise, I started experiencing my breast becoming large.
“While taking bath together with the elders in the stream one of the women spoke about my breast saying my breast is becoming abnormal and it is not a good thing for me.
“My breast scratches throughout the night giving me sleepless night.
“It keeps projecting up to the current length as I continue to scratch.
“My parents have sought medical attention at Nixon Memorial hospital at Segbwema and several herbalists within the community but no improvement.
“Since the start of my trouble, I am always at home sometimes either crying or sleeping.
“My breast is a big load on me; I do not know why God put such punishment on me,” she added.