After Taking An X-ray Of His Lungs, Doctors Discovered A Souvenir From This Man's Childhood.
The body of a human is absolutely miraculous. It has an unbelievable way of being able to adapt to its environment. Sometimes its ability to adapt even surprises medical experts. This is exactly what happened to a British man when a mysterious object lodged itself into his lungs.
Paul thought he was facing his worst nightmare when he saw an x-ray of his lungs. He knew it could be cancer, so he asked his doctors to figure out what was going on. Soon the doctors discovered something unexpected. It was so unreal that it was actually reported in the British Medical Journal.
He Couldn't Get Rid Of His Cough
Paul Baxter lives in Lancashire, England, working as a postman and as a father. Paul went to the doctor three years ago, with complaints of an ongoing cough. He worked very hard and didn't really pay attention to his health, but the cough had been bothering him for almost a year. But the doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong with him.
No Cause Found
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Even after the doctors did some tests, they couldn't find the cause of his cough. So they decided to do a lung x-ray. Paul was 47 years old, after all, a time where serious health problems could begin to arise. His worst fears seemed to be confirmed when the doctors showed him the scans.
It Could Be The Worse Case Scenario
British Medical Journal
A dark massed could be seen at the bottom of his left lung. Considering Paul had been a heavy smoker for a long time, he knew it could be cancer. Doctors couldn't confirm that, though, with just the scan. They would have to do more in depth tests to find out what it really was. Paul got ready for the procedure, hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.
Taking A Look Inside
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Dr. Mohammed Munavvar, Paul's doctor, performed a bronchoscopy. A procedure where they slowly push a fiber optic scope down the throat into the lungs. It's a low-risk procedure, but Paul was given anti-anxiety and anti-secretory medications. As soon as Dr. Munavvar guided the scope towards Paul's lung, he knew something was wrong.
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