Doctor removes 40 knives from man's stomach

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Doctors in India removed 40 knives from a man's stomach (KTRK)

A doctor in India says he had to remove 40 knives from a man's stomach on Friday in Amritsar, India.

Dr. Jatinder Malhotra told CNN they found foldable knives, which when fully extended were about 7 inches long.

"He (the patient) says he swallowed some knives folded, and some unfolded. When we took out the knives -- some were found folded, some were open, and some had even started rusting and were broken," Malhotra said.

The man said for two months he "developed a taste for metal" and "loved the way blades tasted." He kept the secret from his family. The doctor believes he has a rare disorder that most likely has not been published in any international medical journal, CNN reports.

The patient is OK and is set to be discharged in a couple of days.

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