Teen has gallbladder removed after developing severe pain from eating four bags of spicy chips a week


A mother says her teenage daughter had to have her gallbladder removed after eating four large bags of spicy chips per week.

Rene Craighead, from Memphis, Tennessee, said her 17-year-old daughter – also called Rene – began experiencing abdominal pain.

Rene Craighead from Memphis, Tennessee, says her 17-year-old daughter also named Rene (pictured) had to have her gallbladder removed after eating too many spicy chips

Craighead told the station that when she made runs to the grocery store, her daughter was always asking for hot snacks.

‘She loves them. Every time I go out she says: “Bring me back some Hot Takis, bring me back some Hot Chips”,’ Craighead said.

‘I want to make her happy, so I brought them back. She was eating big bags and would take them to school with her.’

The senior at Craigmont High School says she was likely eating four bags of spicy chips – including Hot Cheetos, Takis and Hot Fries – per week.

When she complained that her stomach was hurting, Craighead rushed her daughter to the hospital.

Doctors told the mother that her daughter needed to have surgery to remove her gallbladder – and that the hot snacks were likely a contributing factor.

‘I was surprised that my daughter was sick like that,’ Craighead said.

‘When my daughter had to have this surgery, I knew I had to tell everybody about it.’

When a gallbladder becomes inflamed, symptoms may not arise for years while others can have their symptoms come on rather suddenly.

However, Craighead told WREG that she was surprised when the doctor told her that the teen’s gastrointestinal issues were likely to due to the hot snacks she was eating.

Now she said she’s warning other parents so they can monitor their children’s diets to prevent a similar situation from occurring.

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