By disappointed - 01/07/2016 03:31 - United States - Rockville

Today, my eldest daughter told me about the sharp pains she's been having for the past couple of days. She also told me how she thinks it's really pointy carrots trying to escape her body. She's 11, and going to middle school. FML
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Same thing different taste

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Don't be daft! It's obviously a razor-sharp lettuce-leaf!


Don't be daft! It's obviously a razor-sharp lettuce-leaf!

This is completely unrelated to the FML, but is your username a powerpuff reference? Cuz if so, you are my hero XD if not... Please, someone tell me I'm not the only one to see it.

At least you don't have to save up money to send her to college

Yeah if she hasn't been told about periods yet than I'd say OP deserves it.

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yes... stomach pains sounds like cancer. way to jump to the worst case scenario

Seriously? Bone cancer? She is an 11 year old girl, meaning that she is probably getting period cramps. Stop looking at WebMD for information, because it is incorrect.

While it could be something serious, it's most likely constipation or the start of her period. Start with the basics first.

OP didn't say they were stomach pains.

How on earth did you jump straight to osteosarcoma??

You must be the one they call party pooper.

Yes, because "Bone Cancer of the Stomach" is the scourge of the 21st century. You need an anatomy lesson.

#10: OP's daughter said she thought it was "pointy carrots". WHERE ELSE would -CARROTS- be located in an 11 year old?! It's clearly inferred that it was her stomach. I thought that was obvious, or at least the most logical conclusion.

Nyattack 14

Why is everybody speaking of stomach pains ? There's just written "sharp pains" ; or maybe the FML was edited ?

"Feels like sharp carrots" is to describe the pain, not say there are literal carrots in her (which doesn't always have to be the stomach).

#22: That's true, but at her age it makes more sense if she would be talking about her stomach when she says "pointy carrots", as if she had swallowed them and they're poking her from the inside. My son has made similar comments about food. We definitely need an update on this one, OP needs to clarify a few things. (Also, my *previous comment was made for #21.)

Don't write "xxx". Please write "xoxo" or something instead.

if you hear hoofs don't look for zebras it's probably a horse.... meaning don't look for far fetched illnesses before checking for the common basics.

I caught it when I was 14 and still have it. the people above me need to quit because cancer is a very real thing and anyone can get it. cancer is alot more common than you think.

I don't see why this comment got buried. it's actually very possible for children to get cancer and sometimes it's better to be safe than sorry, especially when experiencing pains like this. Hopefully everything is okay though.

Kids at age 11 are still pretty prone to flights of fancy. Also, if the school system is anything like it was 10 years ago, they probably haven't covered shit about in depth anatomy and still rely on "The Magic School Bus" for most biology info.

At my school they told us about everything in 5th grade

Sometimes when you neighbour is gone, I like to roll around in her garden and pretend that I am a carrot.

Could be growing pains too. Best to just have her seen by her pediatrician. Hope she's alright.

You can get growing pains all over your body... jfc #17, you win the prize for most different downvoted comments in one fml.

If not period cramps, take her to a doctor. Wait a while to see if she gets her period, but if the pain worsens at all, IMMEDIATELY take it seriously. Whether SHE believes it's "pointy carrots", bugs eating her from the inside out, or something entirely logical, you need to take it seriously. Something similar happened to me when I was younger, I wasn't taken seriously, and my appendix burst. I nearly died because adults thought it was my period or I was exaggerating. Please have her seen by a professional.

screweverythin 16

11 is still pretty young. She's just trying to figure things out. If you haven't already, now is a good time for The Girl Talk. Just explain what's happening and problem resolved

Lots of girls get their period around that age.

I was technically still 11 when I got my first period, I got it the Thursday night before Guide camp and my 12th Birthday was that Sunday. So that was an interesting weekend.

I got my period on my 12th birthday. I was at school when I noticed the blood. Best birthday ever.

I'm 27 and sometimes I'm convinced an alien will pop out of me a la the movie of the same name, so I don't really know why you're being so dismissive because of your daughter's age and school level.

Overraine 4

you should take both of those very seriously. especially the one about the carrots. at best she's making it up or is really gullible at worst she could have a mental illness. when I was 13 I had severe pain in my stomach thankfully my parents believed me and the mass was removed, took the doctors a week to find it though.