Man swallows 40 knives

Man swallows 40 knives

Doctors in the northern Indian city of Amritsar say they have surgically removed 40 knives from a man’s stomach. The man, 42, had swallowed the knives over a period of three months. Dr Jatinder Malholtra told the BBC that the man met him last week after suffering severe pain in his stomach.

He said the man did not tell doctors that he had been swallowing knives. “We found out that he had been literally eating knives after conducting diagnostic tests,” he said.

The man is recovering in the hospital and is out of danger. The operation involved a team of five doctors and it took them five hours to finish the surgical process to remove the knives. “It was a complex procedure and we had to really plan well to ensure a successful operation,” he said. Read More

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