A 31-year old woman had to undergo a surgical procedure on Saturday when doctors removed a three-inch piece of a toothbrush from her nose.
â€œAround two months ago as I was brushing my teeth, my husband accidentally pushed me and the toothbrush in my hand broke. I was left holding the lower portion of the brush but couldnâ€™t locate the rest of it. Soon after, I started bleeding profusely from the nose,â€
She then visited the family doctor to stop the bleeding.
â€œBut since that day, I began getting breathless and a foul smelling discharge began to come out of my nose. I used to get restless gasping for breath sometimes,â€
Eventually she went to see Dr.Kaushal Sheth, an ENT surgeon,who advised her to have an X-ray done. He said:
â€œThe odour from her nose was so bad that it could be smelt from a distance of two feet, yet I could see nothing on the X-ray. I immediately advised her to go for a CT scan.â€
The CT can showed an object stuck in her nose and she was immediately advised to have it removed since she could have choked to death if it fell into her windpipe. Although the woman claims that she doesn’t really know how the toothbrush ended up in her nose, the Mumbai mirror reports:
According to the doctor, it is impossible that the toothbrush could have entered the nasal cavity through the mouth. The womanâ€™s father-in-law said his son lived separately and used to often fight with his wife as he was jobless. However, the woman has given a statement to the police that the brush had entered her nose accidentally.