This news hailing from China will cringe you. Doctors in China removed from a Chinese man nearly 13kg of faecal matter or poop from the intestine of a 22-year young man. According to media reports, this man is said to have been constipated since birth. However, the name of this man is yet not known.According to media reports, he has been suffering from a rare congenital disease known as Hirschsprung. It is a condition usually diagnosed in newborns. As a result of this condition the newborns generally have difficulty in passing bowel because of a missing nerve cell in the colon. Constant constipation leads to piling up of faecal matter and other waste, creating a ‘megacolon’. If this condition isn’t treated early, it has potential to develop sepsis- which is potentially a life-threatening complication. What happens is slowly due to the accumulation of a lot of waste, the toxins collected get mixed with the bloodstream. According to media reports, his parents considered it a ‘small ailment
Reports added that the doctors removed a 30-inch long section of his colon filled with 13 kg of faecal matter in a three-hour-long surgery. The doctors said that the man was taking laxatives which could only do so much and did not provide him with much of relief. This only shows us that we shouldn’t take our constipation lightly and if you suffer from chronic constipation you should see a doctor. However, you might want to know the Top 10 home remedies for constipation that work (and how to use them) and eight medical conditions that can lead to constipation. You may also want to know ten causes of constipation you probably didn’t know about.
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Published: June 15, 2017 10:37 am