263 coins, shaving Blades, needles found in man's stomach — Madhya Pradesh

Faith Castro
November 28, 2017

"Doctors removed 10-12 razors, four large needles, chains, 263 coins, and glass pieces - collectively weighing five kilograms, from Maqsood's stomach on Friday", says Dr. Sharma, as quoted from the Deccan Chronicle, Monday (11/27).

Khan has told the doctors that he will never swallow metal again.

According to a PTI report, 35-year old Maksud Khan underwent a very complex surgery after he complained of severe abdominal pain.

Surgeons discovered 263 coins and 100 nails in the stomach of an Indian hospitalized with abdominal pain, reports bTV. Doctors chose to perform an endoscopy to determine the cause.

Amazingly enough, the coins and nails did not cause any problems right away.

Surgeons at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India, immediately operated and removed the 15-lbs. of foreign objects. What is startling is that Maqsood was being treated for six months in his native place for stomach ache before he was brought to Rewa.

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Priyank Sharma, who led the surgical team, told International Business Times, "We were shocked to discover coins, nails and nut-bolts in his stomach".

Maksud Khan's family did not know about his unusual habit of swallowing sharp objects. The pysician said it was the first time he had seen anything like it in his career.

Khan, who had been complaining of stomach pains for three months, is a three-wheeler driver who would swallow the coins given to him by customers.

Relatives said that Khan had been suffering from depression and thus might have resorted to consuming metal objects.

One family member said: "Whenever he felt the urge to ingest a coin, he ingested it with water".

Soon afterwards, the doctors made a decision to start a surgery, as the man's condition could have turned worse if they didn't operate immediately. They had pierced the stomach and caused internal bleeding, but the doctors intervened just in time to prevent the case from getting worse.

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