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- Mother's breasts grew to N cup size
- Doctors cut 35 pounds from her chest
- Fear that breasts would squash her lungs
A PERUVIAN mother-of-four was trapped in her bed for six months because of her giant breasts.
The Sun reported that Julia Manihuari's chest grew to a gigantic N cup after the birth of her third son seven years ago - leaving her unable to move.
"It was awful. If I tried to get up I would faint because my breasts were so heavy," she said.
Ms Manihuari, 29, who lives in northern rural Peru, was finally helped when local media paid for her to take a three-day boat trip to the nearest town for medical help.
Doctors diagnosed an extreme form of Bilateral Gynecomastia - an illness where the mammary gland keeps growing.
They had to cut 35 pounds of flesh from her breasts, fearing they could squash her lungs and kill her.
Ms Manihuari emerged as a size 34B after the six-hour operation.
"Before the operation I couldn't do anything - I just had to live with it. It got so bad that my breasts were touching my legs," she said.
"I have always had a small build, and the stress on the rest of my body was agony."
Read more about Julia Manihuari's breast ordeal at The Sun.