Maybe there’s a better place to hide the jewellery?
A well-dressed, well-groomed, middle-aged woman came into the ER with stomach pains, recalls Quora contributor, Ali Sadek, MS, MA, MD, PhD. While the physical exam didn’t reveal anything, an abdominal X-ray revealed a lot: The woman’s stomach and upper small bowel were littered with objects resembling jewellery. That’s because they were jewellery. The woman kept swallowing her jewellery to keep her husband from giving the pieces to his mistress.
She might have wanted to brush up on these signs of a cheating spouse.
Yes, you can be too thorough with toothbrushing
Though it seems impossible, an article recently published in the Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad reports the story of a man who swallowed a toothbrush. The authors note that this is “a rare foreign body to be ingested accidentally.” No kidding. The man was 55 years old and “living a normal life,” though he waited for two weeks after swallowing the toothbrush before he showed up at the hospital with stomach pain. In this case, surgeons removed the toothbrush. There’s no mention of how white the patient’s teeth were.
Someone should have told him there were easier ways of saying goodbye to bad breath for good.
A bizarre use of the appendix
In an article published in the International Journal of Surgical Case Reports, three physicians tell of a man who had swallowed razor blades – the reason why is unclear. Guards brought the 25-year-old prison inmate to the hospital due to pain in his abdomen, and X-rays revealed the razor blades, which was strange. Even stranger was the fact that the blades had migrated to his appendix – an extremely rare occurrence.
Did you know that the human stomach can dissolve razor blades? It’s just one of the science facts you never learned in school.