Monday, January 17, 2022

Surgeons remove 1.6kg of jewelry from Indian women’s belly


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

A group of doctors who are confusingly managed to make surgery produced 1.6 kilograms of jewelry, money and watches from a woman’s stomach.

The 22-year-old patient suffered from stomach ache and vomited every last meal a week before hospitalization.

Sonography and x-ray tests revealed that her stomach contained metallic objects, which led a team of surgeons at the Rampurhat Government Hospital and College of Medicine, west bengal, India  to undergo surgery.

Chains, nose rings, earrings, small jewelry and bracelets besides 900 coins and a watch were removed in the 75-minute procedure.

Head of surgery department, Dr Siddhartha Biswas, said the woman swallowed items made of gold, copper and yellow brass.

The woman, who was undergoing psychiatric treatment, took the item from her brother’s jewelry store.

Her family members said: “We were aware that something is missing.

“But whenever asked, she started crying and said nothing.”

Her mother added: “Although we often watch her, but didn’t know that she swallowed the jewelry.

“She’s been unwell since two months, mother said

“Before entering her to the Rampurhat Government Hospital, we brought to many private doctors and she was given medicines without any results.”

Dr. Biswas confirmed that the patient from Margram in West Bengal was stable and will be allowed to leave the hospital soon.

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