In a bizarre incident, a man from Arunachal Pradesh accidentally swallowed a toothbrush while he was brushing his teeth. Also Read - Assam Rifles Jawan Killed in Ambush by Militants in Arunachal Pradesh
The incident happened on September 15 when the 39-year-old man, a resident of Roing Lower Dibang Valley, was brushing his teeth in the morning. While he was trying to clean the back of his throat, the 19-centimetre long toothbrush accidentally slipped inside. Also Read - Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to Undergo Surgery to Remove Kidney Stone, Says 'Will Be Back Soon’
He was rushed to him to a nearby clinic which then referred him to the Bakin Pertin General Hospital where doctors conducted an X-ray but could not locate the toothbrush in the man’s oesophagus. A surgeon suggested that the brush must have entered the stomach and adviced him to get admitted to a hospital for a laparotomy test. Also Read - China Has No Locus Standi to Comment on India’s Internal Matters: MEA
Luckily, he didn’t experience much pain after ingesting the toothbrush and only had a minor discomfort on his upper abdomen.
A minor surgery was then performed to take the toothbrush out from his abdomen.
“It took about 30- 35 minutes to operate upon him and take the toothbrush out from his abdomen. The patient is kept at the surgical ward in BPMH and his condition is completely alright,” Dr. Bomni Tayeng told Arunachal 24.
Tayeng was surprised how someone could swallow a whole toothbrush. Meanwhile, the patient’s condition is said to be stable and was discharged from the hospital later.