Doctors Make Nasty Find in Guy Constipated for 10 Years
His colon had swelled to twice its normal size
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2015 2:32 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Know anyone who's had constipation for 10 years? Hopefully not, but just in case: A guy in China with that very condition just went to the hospital, where doctors found an 11-pound stool lodged in his colon, Fox News reports. Doctors at Second People’s Hospital in Chengdu, China, say the man's heart had moved to the right to accommodate his massively swelling colon. They also diagnosed him with congenital megacolon, which can stop bowel movements and occasionally cause fecal tumors. The 27-year-old had been admitted with severe stomach pain before, but doctors hadn't been able to identify his problem until recently, Central European News reports. (Doctors found a bullet inside a woman who had felt a pain in her leg.)