Shocking find on X-ray after man complains of tummy pain

The 32-year-old refused to explain how the massive object ended up inside him.

Doctors were shocked to discover what was causing a man's tummy ache after an ultrasound and X-ray revealed the worrying truth.

The 32-year-old was suffering from severe tummy pain and took himself to hospital where medics began investigating, only to discover a huge foreign object lodged in his stomach.

Hospital staff gave the 32-year-old an ultrasound and X-ray which revealed the hard-to-miss metal cylinder, forcing them to operate to remove it.

Dr Shiv Shankar Shahi and his team removed the large metal object from the patient's stomach. Source; Jam Press
Dr Shiv Shankar Shahi and his team removed the large metal object from the patient's stomach. Source: Jam Press

The patient was anaesthetised and taken to the operating room where Dr Shiv Shankar Shahi and his team in India successfully removed the bottle-shaped object. The man reportedly refused to explain how the massive cylinder had ended up in his gut.

Medics said he was doing well following the op in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. However, the hospital is withholding his name. Local media reported last Sunday that he was expected to be discharged in the coming days.

Other alarming finds inside patients

Experts warn that gastrointestinal foreign bodies can cause bleeding, abscess formation, mediastinal perforation or puncture, and damage to the organs. Alarmingly, this isn't the first time a large foreign object has been removed from a patient's stomach.

Previously, another man in India had 63 spoons removed from his stomach after complaining of a severe stomach ache. The 32-year-old’s family believe he was fed the spoons while undergoing treatment for drug addiction at a local clinic.

And another, who was complaining of vomiting and abdominal discomfort, was found to have 187 coins inside his gut. Meanwhile, last year, doctors discovered a nine-centimetre phone stuck in the stomach of a man who was in prison for drug trafficking.

with JamPress

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