A 22-year old Chinese man found himself in the hospital in really bad shape; he was weak and moaning in pain, his stomach so distended he looked 9 months pregnant. He had chronic constipation for most of his life and got to the point that laxatives couldn’t provide total relief from his pain and discomfort.
The patient looked like he was about to burst anytime!
He was sent to surgery and after three hours, doctors were able to remove a massively swollen large intestine filled with feces; it weighed 28.6 pounds or 13 kilograms!
“It looked like it could explode at any time,” said Doctor Yin Lu of Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital.
The patient was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease. It is a congenital condition in which nerve cells were missing in the bowel, which results to chronic problems in movement. Compared to a healthy digestive tract, food and waste stops in affected parts of the colon. The waste or the feces gathers up in the area and causes the large intestine to swell. In this patient’s case, it has turned into a “megacolon,” and if not operated on quickly could result to tearing or perforation and will release fecal bacteria that can cause sepsis.
This could lead to death so the man was lucky to have this operation just in time to save his life.
The disease is rare; it occurs in only 1 out of 5,000 newborns within 48 hours after birth. It can also manifest in older children through chronic constipation, distended belly, and malnutrition. The patient was already an adult when he was admitted to imagine the build-up of waste residing in his colon!
He was expected to recover fully after the operation. His story is a reminder for us all to monitor our bowel movements and keep our GI tract healthy. So if you notice constant abdominal pain and bloating that just wouldn’t go away, a trip to the doctor is a must.
17-Year-Old Boy Accused of Stealing Bike Tattooed With ‘I’m a Thief’ On His Forehead
The tattoo artist and his accomplice were later arrested for torture.
We all know that stealing is a crime and those who commit it deserve to be punished. However, there are instances when such a punishment can go overboard that even the theft victims may be considered accountable by the law.
This story is about a teenager in Brazil who allegedly failed in his attempt to steal a bicycle. Unfortunately for him, he was caught by the owner who decided to give him a harsh punishment – giving him a forehead tattoo that says “I’m a thief and a loser” in Portuguese.
This unnamed Brazilian teen was allegedly caught stealing a bike and was given a forehead tattoo that said "I'm a thief and a loser."
According to the two suspects, the 17-year-old guy tried to steal a bike. The boy’s family, however, says that he actually has “mental health problems” and is “a drug user,” a BBC report said....
Man Shows The Easiest Way To Catch Piranhas
There’s a bit of a concern and debate on the man’s method of fishing.
A man in South America is seen fishing for piranhas -- and doing it as chill as he can be. Piranhas have always had a bad reputation as they’ve been portrayed as vicious fish that mutilate bodies in various films. But this guy isn’t scared one bit as he is seen casually fishing them out of the river, leaving the Internet concerned.
The man is seen standing on wood planks and holding his bait for the piranhas. As the fish take a bite, their razor-sharp teeth get caught in it and the man then pulls them towards the box beside him. There’s a bit of a concern and debate on the man’s method of fishing.
This man makes piranha fishing look so easy.
People in the comments section are worried about how unstable the wood boards are and that the man could fall off into the river and become an instant piranha prey. There were also concerns on how a child could easily fall off from that fishing area....
30 People Who Proved Posing With Statues Can Actually Be Fun
#2 and #15 definitely made my day.
Some people would tell you that posing with a statue for a selfie can be boring. And then there are those who would tell you otherwise – namely the people whose photos appear below.
These folks have shown all of us that, yes, posing with a sculpture is actually a great idea as long as you do it right. With a little creativity, you will have some of your best social media-worthy photos as seen in this hilarious compilation.
Go scroll down below and steal some ideas from these awesome snaps: