You wouldn't believe what the doctors had removed from a man who is suffering a 10-year long constipation!
According to a news article from foxnews.com, a 27-year old man underwent surgery to remove a large stool from his colon. The patient was evaluated in a hospital in Chengdu, China after complaining of severe stomach pain almost daily. Although he underwent clinic checkups from the past for the same reason, doctors had been unable to diagnose the main cause, until just recently.
According to the news report, series of x-rays and tests had revealed that the patient's heart had shifted to the right because his colon already had swelled twice the normal size. The tests also revealed that he have a congenital megacolon that can cause paralysis of the movements of the bowel that can lead into tumors.
After hours of tests, x-rays and checkups, surgeons finally decided to do the operation. They removed an 11-pound stool that had lodged in the patient's colon. The patient is now under recovery.
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