Mysterious man from China who had been constipated for many years had a very regrettable yet extraordinary experience. The particular medical team who went to to his needs taken out a 30 inch long section of his intestines! Incredible!
Doctors from the 10th People’s Hospital of Shanghai in Eastern China led by Dr. Yin Lu were able to remove this massive intestinal segment weighing in at a whopping 13 kilograms. The operation took 3 hours.
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According to The Mirror UK, the man was diagnosed with a very rare type of disease called Hirschsprung’s disease (HD). This is characterized by the absence of nerves in the muscles of the colon which resulted in difficulty in releasing stool. This means that the patient has been constipated for years.
The patient has been in severe pain for 22 years. It was reported that his abdomen began to bulge and seemed like it would explode ever since he was young. Because he did not know that his condition was so serious, he decided to depend on laxatives to deal with being constipated. However, due to the extreme discomfort and pain that he felt in his stomach, he finally decided to seek the help of medical experts. The experts then confirmed that he has been suffering from HD.
The 30-inch intestinal segment contained years worth of fecal material that had been building up. The patient’s condition could have grown much worse if he decided to wait even longer before consulting with doctors.
Fortunately, after the operation, Dr. Yin Lu revealed that the patient survived and is in recovery. Needless to say, his experience was definitely shocking and disturbing!