Doctors where left baffled on finding a legit goldmine on a woman’s stomach upon operation. The surgeons removed 1.6kg hoard of golden metal jewellery, trinkets, money and a watch. The 26-year-old patient was taken to the government hospital in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Wednesday after she complaint of suffered abdominal pain. Sonography and x-ray tests revealed metal in her stomach - so surgeons at Rampurhat Government Medical College and Hospital, in India, operated to remove it.
Upon operation, surgeons removed chains, nose rings, earrings, trinkets, bangles, and anklets during the 75-minute procedure, that also revealed 90 coins and a wristwatch.
"We removed a total of 90 coins from the stomach of the woman," Dr Biswas said after the surgery’’ said Siddharatha Biswas, the head of the surgery department in the Rampurhat Government Medical College and Hospital
The trinkets were mostly made of copper and brass but some golden jewellery was also there, he added.
According to the patient’s mother she noticed that ornaments were disappearing from their home, "My daughter is mentally unsound. For the past few days she used to throw up everytime after having a meal," the mother said.
The patient, Runi Khatun’s mother also added that the her daughter got the coins from her brother's shop .
"We have noticed that ornaments are disappearing. But whenever we questioned her, she started crying," she said.
"We used to keep a watch on her. But somehow she managed to swallow all these materials. She was not well for the past two months. We had taken her to various private doctors and she was on medication without any result," the mother said.
Dr Biswas has however confirmed the patient, from Margram in West Bengal, India, is stable, and she will soon be discharged.