There are some bizarre things found inside people that will blow your mind. We’re not talking about diseases or viruses. We’re talking about larger, more invasive, and more destructive things. For the most part, we do a good job of keeping things outside our bodies that don’t belong there. But sometimes, whether by mistake or some other misfortune, these crazy objects find their way into our bodies. Check out these 25 Disturbingly Bizarre Things Found Inside People.
Pea Plant in Lung
Ron Sveden originally thought he had cancer after a consistent battle with emphysema. But after being rushed to the hospital due to a collapsed lung, doctors discovered a half an inch (1.25cm) pea plant growing in his lung. They believe that Mr. Sveden ate the pea, but it somehow “went down the wrong way” and sprouted. “One of the first meals I had in the hospital after the surgery had peas for the vegetable. I laughed to myself and ate them,” said Mr. Sveden to a local Boston TV reporter.
Fir Tree in Lung
If you thought the half inch pea plant was something, just wait because Artyom Sidorkin might have out done him slightly. Mr. Sidorkin went into the hospital with extreme chest pains and was coughing blood. Doctors were 100% sure he had cancer. However, during surgery, doctors found a 2-inch fir tree growing in his lung! Reports say that doctors thought they were hallucinating and could hardly believe what they were seeing. The medical staff believe that Sidorkin inhaled a seed which made its way into his lung and sprouted the tree.
Belt in Chest
What doctors in India originally thought was a classic case or tuberculosis, turned out to be something completely bizarre. Anuj Ranjan had been diagnosed with a fistula which doctors believed was created due to an infection in his chest cavity. However, when they went to do surgery on his chest, they discovered an 8-foot long belt. Apparently, the belt entered his body when he suffered a bad car accident years before; the doctors that had treated him then somehow missed the belt.
Sea Snail in Knee
When 4-year-old Paul Franklin fell at the beach and scraped his knee, no one thought much of it. However, two weeks later, the knee became infected. Doctors originally thought it was a staph infection and treated Paul with antibiotics. However, the treatment failed to completely clear up the infection, so his mother took matters into her own hands and pinched the wound. To their surprise, out came a small black rock. Except, it wasn’t a rock but a small sea snail. The boy kept the snail and named it “Turbo.”
Fish in Lung
While playing in a river in India, a boy accidentally inhaled a nine-centimeter fish which ended up in his lung. When the doctors performed a bronchoscopy, the fish was still alive.
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