At least 100 undigested boba pearls found in girl's stomach

More than 100 undigested bubble tea balls found in girl's stomach

More than 100 undigested bubble tea balls found in girl's stomach

Doctor Zhang Louzhen, who treated the girl, said she would need to have ingested a significant amount of bubble tea for an extended period of time for her condition to be this severe.

Most things are better in moderation - and that apparently includes bubble tea. So many undigested tapioca balls can't all be from just one cup.

However, doctors believed the girl was concealing the depths of her bubble tea habit to avoid getting in trouble from her parents.

After doctors couldn't find what was ailing the backed-up teen, a CT scan revealed about 100 "unusual spherical shadows" that were later found to be undigested tapioca pearls from bubble tea that she downed five days earlier. But eventually, she allegedly admitted she drank one cup of the tea before she was hospitalized.

The girl had paid a visit to her doctor after five days of constipation and stomach aches, according to Asia One. She claimed she'd had just one before checking in to the hospital, but doctors said it had to have taken much more to end up in her state, the paper reported.

So what are bubble tea pearls made of and how did this happen?