Surgeons were stunned to find 263 coins and 100 nails sitting in the stomach of a man with suspected food poisoning.
Maksud Khan, 35, was rushed into surgery at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, with severe abdominal pains, leading doctors to suspect he was suffering from food poisoning.
An endoscopy was performed to investigate the cause, but they were stunned to find hundreds of coins, 1.5kg of nails, dozens of shaving blades, shards of glass, stones, and a 6-inch piece of rusted iron shackle, reported Daily Mail.
Dr Priyank Sharma, who led the surgical team, said: “The patient
was complaining of stomach pain, so we thought of getting an endoscopy done.
“We were shocked to discover coins, nails and nut-bolts in his stomach. It’s the first time we’ve come across such a case in our career.
“This man looks mentally unstable as no sane person would do something like this.”
Doctors said Mr Khan worked as a driver and would often swallow coins given to him by customers.
Amazingly, the coins and nails never caused any pain or problem initially.
“The operation was done in the nick of the time as some of the nails lodged had pierced his stomach, caused bleeding and resulting in loss of haemoglobin,” said another doctor who operated on Khan.
Khan is now out of danger and has vowed not to ingest any of the objects again.