Doctors shocked removing BATTERY from man’s stomach that he ‘was not aware’ he’d ingested

Doctors were stunned to find a battery in a man’s stomach, discovered during an X-ray for unrelated conditions. The 67-year-old had no memory of swallowing it.
Doctors were stunned to find a battery in a man's stomach, discovered during an X-ray for unrelated conditions. The 67-year-old had no memory of swallowing it, prompting medical intervention to remove the object and alleviate his swallowing difficulties.
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Doctors have been left shocked after finding an unusual object in a man’s stomach that he didn’t even know he’d swallowed.

The 67-year-old patient, under hospital care for conditions including back and hip pain, was having difficulty swallowing.

Finally, after three years, he was referred for an X-ray that revealed a nasty surprise.

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Doctors found a battery in the man’s stomach, which he had no recollection of swallowing, as reported in Need To Know.

Doctors were stunned to find a battery in a man's stomach, discovered during an X-ray for unrelated conditions. The 67-year-old had no memory of swallowing it, prompting medical intervention to remove the object and alleviate his swallowing difficulties.
The battery inside the man’s stomach. (Picture: Jam Press)

The discovery baffled medical professionals, who were forced to act and remove the object.

Two years earlier, docs had conducted an X-ray related to the man’s hip and back pain, but it was the new probe that unveiled the glowing surprise.

Due to its position, the battery was too large for the man to pass forcing docs to intervene.

Even before the baffling discovery, the 67-year-old had countless health concerns, including dementia and arthritis.

Doctors were stunned to find a battery in a man's stomach, discovered during an X-ray for unrelated conditions. The 67-year-old had no memory of swallowing it, prompting medical intervention to remove the object and alleviate his swallowing difficulties.
The battery after being removed from the man’s stomach. (Picture: Jam Press)

He was a smoker for 40 years and had been taking opioids for 30 years.

Due to chronic illness, he was found to have a weak body but was said not to be in a distressed state, and had lost over two stones (13kg).

After docs stepped in to remove the battery, the man’s difficulty swallowing was fixed and he was said to have no stomach pain.

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