This patient briefly had a stomach of steel.
Doctors in India were stunned when they were tasked with removing a steel cup from a man’s stomach — which they believe was initially inserted into his rectum.
An unnamed man from the Maharajganj district was reporting stomach pains for several days and no treatment seemed to work, despite seeing multiple physicians.
He then saw Dr. Lal Bahadur Siddharth of the Siddharth hospital in Jaunpur, who did an X-ray and discovered the cup inside him.
The patient was rushed to surgery on Aug. 6 where doctors successfully removed a cup the size of a hand from what appears to be an incision in his stomach.
A 73-second video shows the procedure which begins with one doctor cleaning the stomach area before carefully removing the silver cup with the bottom of the object facing up.
Medical staff appears to be in disbelief as the surgeon holds up the tumbler for the camera.
The man, who works as a laborer, has recovered well, according to Jam Press.
The medical professionals have hypothesized that the cup reached his stomach after being inserted up the man’s anus.
Doctors said the man got extremely drunk with three strangers after returning from a grocery store, where he had gone to get vegetables.
By the time he sobered up, the unknown people were not present, and doctors aren’t sure if the man shoved the cup up his rectum himself or if he was assaulted.
This incident is surprisingly not uncommon, according to the Clinical Case Reports Journal, as similar cases have been reported in men, ages 30 to 40, from around the world .
In Iran, one man had a plastic water bottle removed from inside his anus, while a Florida man had to have a screwdriver surgically removed from his rectum.