A 51-year-old man in China had reportedly been diagnosed by HIV 20 years back due to the intake of drugs. However, he survived the disease, got married and became the father of two children. After two decades, he suffered from severe abdominal pain which he took to the concern of a doctor who belongs to the No:3 People’s hospital at Shenzhen in Guangdong province, Southern China.
The doctor who treated the 51-year-old Li was shocked to discover a 14-cm-long toothbrush from the man’s body. Later the man revealed that he swallowed the brush twenty years back out of frustration and disappointment of having contracted with HIV. However, he also admitted that once everything fell in place for his life, he forgot the incident and moved on.
The toothbrush inside Li’s stomach did not alter him until 2014 after which he started feeling severe abdominal pain."The toothbrush might have stayed in the stomach and duodenum for many years before sticking into the bile duct, causing the inflammation and pain. If left untreated, it could touch the liver and result in a fatal infection," Said the doctor Liu Jialin as quoted by News 18.
The diagnosis would certainly be one of the rarest in the medical fraternity as per the reports. However, the doctors told that they have diagnosed entrails, along with nails, coins and lighters from the patient's body in their previous operations.