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tlr online
19-02-04, 10:20
French doctors were taken aback when they discovered the reason for a patient's sore, swollen belly: He had swallowed around 350 coins - $650 worth - along with assorted necklaces and needles. The 62-year-old man came to the emergency room of Cholet General Hospital in western France in 2002. He had a history of major psychiatric illness, was suffering from stomach pain, and could not eat or move his bowels.

His family warned doctors that he sometimes swallowed coins, and a few had been removed from his stomach in past hospital visits. Still, doctors were awed when they took an X-ray. They discovered an enormous opaque mass in his stomach that turned out to weigh 12 pounds - as much as some bowling balls. It was so heavy it had forced his stomach down between his hips. Five days after his arrival, doctors cut him open and removed his badly damaged stomach with its contents. He died 12 days later from complications.

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19-02-04, 10:53

19-02-04, 12:27
That is just awful. He must have been in so much pain.

19-02-04, 15:18
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif :eek:


19-02-04, 16:09
People eat all sorts of things...

Cars, computers, bicycles...you name it...

19-02-04, 17:03
Poor guy - they gave him medical attention, but there was no change...


19-02-04, 17:14
what a stupid man who in the world would do that~him~lol :confused:

19-02-04, 18:30
Oh my goodness!..how strange..

19-02-04, 18:42
Originally posted by tlr online:
It was so heavy it had forced his stomach down between his hips.http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

19-02-04, 21:30
why did he eat the coins tho?

19-02-04, 21:37
Poor guy :(

Why did he eat the coin though?