Potato Growing Roots Inside Woman’s Vagina: True Or Fake

remove-potato-from-womans-vaginaIs it true that a potato was growing roots inside a woman’s vagina? Here is one message from an email:

i just saw an article about a girl putting a potato in her vagina because her mom told her if she doesnt want to get pregnant then she should put a potato in it. so the girl did so and then weeks later the potato started to grow roots and they had to go to doctor to remove it. sounds kinda weird and wondering if this is true.

It started with a report from Colombian clinic claiming that a woman inserted a potato into her vagina as a means of contraception and it grew roots inside of her.

The 22-year-old woman arrived in the clinic complaining of severe pain in her lower abdomen. The nurse Carolina Rojas said she was shocked to discover roots coming out of the woman’s vagina.

“My mom told me that if I didn’t want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her,” Rojas was quoted as saying.

Rojas said the potato had been inside the woman for about two weeks.

No surgery was needed to remove the inserted potato from the vagina.