A Mexican woman who claimed to be pregnant with nine babies is not expecting and is simply clinically obese, health officials have said.
They have also revealed it would be impossible for Karla Vanessa Perez to be carrying nonuplets because her fallopian tubes have been removed.
The 32-year-old has also been branded a liar for saying she'd given birth to triplets just weeks before conceiving her 'new record-breaking brood'.
Nonamum: Karla Perez has been branded a liar by doctors and health officials who say she is nothing but an attention seeker
Proud father: Karla does have three children with mechanic husband Juan Bernardo Garcia Morales, but they are four, 12 and 15-years-old
She does have three children with car mechanic husband Juan Bernardo Garcia Morales - but they are four, 12 and 15-years-old.
Doctor José Salvador Gallegos Mata told El Diario de Coahuila: 'Everything is a crude joke, hatched by a person with an evident and urgent need to say, "Here I am! Come and see me! I exist!'
'Humanly and scientifically a pregnancy of nine would only be possible through IVF.
'But never through natural methods, and even less so when a woman who has undergone a salpingectomy (the surgical removal of the Fallopian tubes she had following the birth of her youngest child).
Work station: The garage where Karla's mechanic husband Bernardo plies his trade
'This woman needs urgent psychiatric help, because now the hoax has been discovered she will not know how to confront it, how to solve the problem she has created.
'She will become terribly depressed, which could lead to her hurting herself and, at a given time, could try to commit suicide'.
While the absence of Fallopian tubes does not always prevent pregnancy, Perez's claimed lack of IVF treatment and the number of babies expected would make it a huge improbability.
Perez stunned the world when, last week, she claimed she was due to give birth on May 20 to six girls and three boys.
Initial doubts were cast after another local doctor came forward and said she recently performed an ultra-sound on and her uterus was empty.
Home: Nonamum, as she has been dubbed, is from the northeastern state of Coahuila, which borders Texas
But Perez, from the north-eastern state of Coahuila, insisted she was being treated for the pregnancy at a hospital in Saltillo.
She told Notimex: 'It's very early to think of names for the babies. First I hope that everything goes well.'
The successful delivery of the now 'phantom nonuplets' would have been one of the highest multiple births ever recorded.
In 2009, a woman in California gave birth to octuplets, sparking worldwide media attention.
Mother-of-14 Nadya Suleman, 36, from La Habra, was dubbed 'Octomum' has since become a television personality in the U.S.
Octomum: Nadya Suleman pictured here with her octuplets. She also has six other children
However, since the birth of her eight new children she has faced problems and been close to being evicted from her home.
Her children are now being monitored by officials with the California Children's Services Department.
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