Stunned surgeons find 263 coins in man’s stomach in India

PUNE: Surgeons treating a man in India were shocked to discover over 263 coins and dozens of nails inside a man’s stomach with suspected food poising.

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Maksood Khan, 35, was admitted to hospital with abdominal pains and doctors performed an endoscopy to investigate the cause.

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Mr Khan is believed to suffer mental health problems and did not inform his family or friends of bizarre eating habits.

Dr Priyank Sharma, who led the surgical team, said: “The patient was complaining of stomach pain, so we thought of getting an endoscopy done.

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According to the doctors, Mr Khan worked as a three-wheeler driver and would often swallow coins given to him by customers.

He had been complaining of stomach pains for three months.

“Whenever he felt the urge to ingest a coin, he ingested it with water,” said a family member.

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It’s not clear how long the patient had been ingesting metal, but doctors were able to remove the objects as soon as they started causing bleeding, therefore preventing any serious damage.

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