For the past 22 years, this young man had been suffering from constipation, only to find out that he’s suffering from a much serious condition that causes him to experience the symptoms of constipation.
In a report made by the Mirror UK, it was stated that the surgeons extracted 30 inches of a man’s large intestine after he was diagnosed with a rare condition that caused him to suffer from constipation all his life!
The unidentified patient is believed to have been born with the congenital condition HD or Hirschsprung’s disease meaning, his stool can’t pass because of the lack of nerves inside his colon.
Due to his condition, his abdomen grows bigger and bigger to the point that he already appeared like he was pregnant.
Thinking that he was just suffering from constipation, he decided to rely on laxatives and constipation medicines.
Doctor Yin Lu and his whole team at the 10th People’s Hospital of Shanghai, in East China, were stunned to see the size of the man’s abdomen and said that it appears like in any minute, it could explode.
The medical experts didn’t disclose the reason why the man sought help but reports suggested that maybe, the intense discomfort caused by his condition, forced him to pay the doctors a visit.
The experts then revealed that the patient was suffering from a form of a megacolon and it had confirmed that the young man had years of worth of stool trapped in it!
He then underwent a three-hour surgery that successfully took out 76 centimeters or 30 inches of his large intestine.
The large intestine that was taken out of his body was then stitched closed at both ends to prevent his stool from falling out. The 30-inch intestine weighs around 13 kilograms.
Thankfully, the patient is now in a stable condition and is ready to take a full recovery.