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