Doctors remove 263 coins from mentally ill man's stomach

Doctors remove 263 coins from mentally ill man's stomach

- An Indian man complained of stomach pains

- Doctors found metallic objects in his stomach, including coins

- He was diagnosed as mentally ill

A 35-year-old Indian man, who complained of three months of stomach pains, was recently found to have metal objects in his stomach, including 263 coins.

An x-ray image (left) shows some of the metallic objects in the man's stomach that were eventually removed. Photo: Oddity Central

An x-ray image (left) shows some of the metallic objects in the man's stomach that were eventually removed. Photo: Oddity Central

Maksud Khan was initially admitted in hospital for suspected food poisoning. However, doctors found the objects, which weighed a total of 7kg.

Apart from the coins, other objects included 100 nails, dozens of razor blades and stones.

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The metallic objects removed from Khan's stomach. Photo: Oddity Central

The metallic objects removed from Khan's stomach. Photo: Oddity Central

One of Khan's doctors, Priyank Sharma, said:

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.

He added that the operation was done in the nick of time because one nail had pierced Khan's stomach and this was life-threatening.

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Khan's family members reportedly said that he often swallowed the objects with water as a way of overcoming his depression. He is a rickshaw driver.

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