A 59-year-old man in Russia lived with serious breathing difficulties through his nose for over half a century, because of a coin he had shoved up his nose as a child… and forgot about.
The 59-year-old had never told the doctors that a foreign object might be the cause of his breathing troubles, but that’s only because he had no idea himself. It was only after seeing the CT scan and the mysterious round object that the man recalled playing with a small coin and shoving it into his nose when he was about six years old. Because his mother was very strict, he was too afraid to tell her that the coin had gotten stuck in his right nostril, so he just left it there, and as time went by, he forgot all about it.
Doctors were skeptical about his story at first, but after removing the coin and examining it, they started to believe him.
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