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Man lives with scissors inside his stomach for 12 years

By Mason White 1:33 PM December 15, 2014
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By: Feng Qian
A man in Kazakhstan, suffered extreme pain in his stomach for 12 years after a surgeon left scissors inside him during surgery.

After suffering from severe pain in the stomach for 12 years, the 53-year-old man finally found out what was causing his pain.

The incident began when Karp Ponomaryov, underwent surgery for an unrelated matter.

Since having the surgery, Ponomariov suffered severe stomach pains, especially after eating large meals, but ignored it and went on with his life.

Suddenly, a month ago, the man lost his appetite and began to lose weight quickly. When he went to a hospital for a checkup, an x-ray revealed that he had a large pair of scissors, which measured 8 inches long, inside him.

Dr. Baurzhan Aybaev, 44, who made the discovery, said that he has never seen anything like this. The surgeon who left the scissors in the man, retired three years ago, and has since died.

Ponomariov said that he is not planning to sue the hospital or the doctors involved in the incident. He just wants the scissors removed as soon as possible.