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Doctors remove 263 coins from man's stomach

Posted on Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 | Comment icon 14 comments

The man had swallowed coins, bolts and even needles. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Santeri Viinamaki
A man in India with suspected food poisoning was found to have 5kg of metal objects inside his stomach.
When Mohammed Maqsood was rushed to hospital on November 18th after experiencing severe stomach pains, it was believed that he had been suffering from a case of acute food poisoning.

When doctors reviewed his x-rays however they got the shock of their lives - Maqsood had somehow managed to ingest a vast assortment of metal objects including 263 coins and several razor blades.

An operation to remove the objects also revealed four large needles, a metal chain and several nails.

"We were shocked to discover coins, nails and nut-bolts in his stomach," said Dr Priyank Sharma. "This man looks mentally unstable as no sane person would do something like this."

It is believed that Maqsood had started swallowing metal objects while suffering from depression.

Fortunately though, the surgical team were able to successfully remove them.

Source: IB Times | Comments (14)

Tags: Stomach, Coins

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by dragon1440 on 28 November, 2017, 21:28
Maybe his depression was caused by chemical imbalance in his brain body and he craved metal to supplement and try to balance? The body will do that like when low on iorn or sodium. Only thing I can think of but what was missibg that metal balanced who knows!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Scrunchkruckets on 28 November, 2017, 21:42
God I just love reading the comments xD
Comment icon #7 Posted by The Ghastly Grimoire on 28 November, 2017, 21:51
Man, I’ve got some pretty incredible imbalances. Especially coupled with my ulcerative colitis and borderline personality disorder. Eating razors still doesn’t seem appetizing even with my iron deficiency. I just crave bloody rare meat. . 
Comment icon #8 Posted by FlyingAngel on 28 November, 2017, 22:08
If he swallowed by mistake; within 24h it should goes into butt hole. But 200+ pennies and stay in stomach.. even a pig cash can't beat it..
Comment icon #9 Posted by South Alabam on 28 November, 2017, 23:42
At least he has some cash to pay for the operation.
Comment icon #10 Posted by simplybill on 29 November, 2017, 16:08
"When all you have is salsa, everything looks like a chip." 
Comment icon #11 Posted by paperdyer on 30 November, 2017, 18:25
That's why I have gold crowns on my molars.  Never broke.   BTW - Where any of the coins collectable? Either way they are now.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Jon the frog on 11 December, 2017, 12:44
Weight in the stomach it's a way to get rid of hunger...
Comment icon #13 Posted by acute on 11 December, 2017, 13:13
If he had any sense, he would've swallowed some acid to dissolve the metals. 
Comment icon #14 Posted by UFOwatcher on 12 December, 2017, 19:09
Bet he always wondered why his compass pointed toward him.... "Jim, go find your paw. He's wondered off again, take this compass to locate him"...

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