A four-year-old who was rushed to the hospital with “colicky stomach pain” stunned physicians when they discovered a wristband that was poking holes in his bowels.
Before going to the hospital, the child’s parents claimed he had been unwell for two days, with vomiting and constipation.
Medical professionals determined that the boy had acute appendicitis after examining the nameless child.
But his stomach ache persisted even after having an appendectomy to remove the appendix.
Doctors used a second ultrasound five days after the appendicitis treatment and found a bracelet inside the child’s stomach.
The little boy had an urgent laparotomy to remove the object, which turned out to be a bracelet made up of 18 hexagonal shaped magnetic beads.
The bracelet had been obstructing his bowels as well as digging four small holes into them, which doctors were able to repair.
The young child made a swift recovery and was discharged, with follow-up appointments showing him to be in good health following the scare, which was later reported on in a medical journal.