Doctors Remove Working Pen From Woman’s Stomach After 25 Years

A 76-year-old woman went to the hospital complaining of weight loss and diarrhea, only to find she had a felt-tipped pen lodged in her stomach, the Edmonton Sun reported. 

The discovery was published in the British Medical Journal.

The woman told doctors she had accidentally swallowed a pen 25 years ago when she slipped while “interrogating a spot on her tonsil.”

When doctors – and the woman’s husband - didn’t believe her an X-ray proved she was right.

To the surprise of doctors, the pen was still in working order. A doctor wrote “hello” with it and then took a photo.

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