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Man has fork in stomach for 10 years


Posted on Wednesday, 22 August, 2012 | Comment icon 26 comments


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A man hospitalised with stomach pains was found to have had a 9-inch fork lodged inside him for a decade.

Lee Gardner was rushed to hospital after suffering severe stomach cramps despite never having had any previous problems. Doctors examining his insides with a special camera were shocked to discover a plastic fork in his stomach that Lee had accidentally swallowed over ten years ago. At the time he had been told that the fork would pass naturally from his system.

"I can't believe it," he said. "I have never had any problems with my stomach except once a couple of years ago I remember thinking I felt like something had lodged when I bent over awkwardly."

"Doctors operating on a man who was taken to hospital with stomach pains discovered a 9in long plastic fork that he swallowed a decade ago."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by xCrimsonx on 23 August, 2012, 3:34
Okay now If the fork had of been biodegradable?? That's a mighty strong plastic fork.,. I try to pick up noodles with a plastic fork.,. All 4 prongs break every time! O.o hmmm
Comment icon #18 Posted by csspwns on 23 August, 2012, 4:44
the doctors 10 years ago are such trolls
Comment icon #19 Posted by Quake Storm Maverick 66er on 23 August, 2012, 5:43
To have a fork lodged inside his stomach for a decade, it comes to show Metallic items are strong enough to last inside a person, I tell ya what.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Mnemonix on 23 August, 2012, 10:40
If it passed naturally, I think he would have noticed.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 23 August, 2012, 10:58
Everyone go get a ruler. Measure 9 inches ,and tell me how anyone accidentally swallows anything that long ,let alone anything that long with PRONGS at one end .
Comment icon #22 Posted by Alliex on 23 August, 2012, 12:33
Wow...how can you NOT remember swallowing a fork? Would you not have stomach pains for a good while? lol
Comment icon #23 Posted by schizoidwoman on 23 August, 2012, 13:08
Brilliant!
Comment icon #24 Posted by Eldorado on 23 August, 2012, 13:17
I don't need a ruler... and there's a story I could tell you about a sword-swallowing lady I once met who would swallow things in her sleep... but I don't think I really should.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Eldorado on 23 August, 2012, 13:19
Stabbing pains and a metallic taste in the mouth? lol


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