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Doctors Remove Metal Spoon From Woman's Stomach (Photos)

| by Jonathan Constante

A college student in China was hospitalized after accidentally swallowing a metal spoon while eating ice cream.

The 22-year-old student was enjoying some ice cream while walking back to her dorm room when another student pushed her, South China Morning Post reported.

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The woman screamed and accidentally swallowed the 5-and-a-half inch spoon. She reportedly didn’t feel the need to go to the hospital at first although she admitted that she felt “uncomfortably full.”

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After some online research, she finally decided to seek medical help. Doctors took an X-ray which showed the metal spoon lodged into the woman’s stomach. They used a medical instrument attached to a snare to retrieve the spoon.

The procedure lasted about 10 minutes and did not cause any internal bleeding.

Sources: South China Morning Post, Shangaiist

Photo Credit: SCMP, WikiCommons