Doctors Removed A Whopping 1.6kg Of Jewellery, Money And A Watch From Woman’s Stomach
Doctors were left baffled after they had to operate on a woman’s stomach –to remove 53,000 worth of jewellery and coins.
Runi Khatun, 22, was rushed to hospital complaining she had been suffering abdominal pain and thrown up after every meal for a week.
Sonography and x-ray tests revealed metal in her stomach-so surgeons at Ramphurat Government Medical College and Hospital, in India, operated to remove it.
Inside there were 69 chains, 80 earrings, 90 coins, 11 nose rings, eight lockets, a watch dial, four keys, five anklets, and two silver coins.
Dr. Siddhartha Biswas, head of the surgery department who led the operation, said the woman had ingested gold, copper and brass items.
It is believed the woman, who is undergoing psychiatric treatment, may have taken the items from her brother’s costume jewellery shop.
Her family said “We noticed that the ornaments were disappearing. But whenever we questioned her, she started crying and revealed nothing.”
The woman’s mother added: “Despite keeping an eye on her, she somehow managed to swallow all these objects. She was not well for the past two months.
“Before admitting her at the Rampurhat Government Hospital, we had taken her to various private doctors and she was on medication without any result.”
Dr. Biswas confirmed the patient, from Margram in West Bengal, India, is stable, and she will soon be discharged.