You might not want to read this if you’re eating, but a man was left unable to move for 24 hours after a huge two-litre poo cut off his circulation.
The 57-year-old had suffered constipation for three days, and the blockage caused the blood supply to his leg to be cut off, reports the Mirror.
The build-up resulted in abdominal swelling which reportedly blocked the major vessel carrying blood to his right leg.
In the end, the man could barely walk and medical professionals couldn’t find a pulse in his right leg, according to a medical report.
The unfortunate man’s leg had even begun to go cold because of the lack of blood flow.
Surgeons were able to remove two litres of faeces from the man’s bowels and he recovered following four days in an intensive care unit.
The BMJ report said: “Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality requiring prompt treatment. We report a rare case of a 57-year-old man who developed acute lower limb ischaemia, severe metabolic acidosis and renal impairment from massive faecal impaction of unknown aetiology resulting in ACS causing occlusion of the right common iliac artery. This was treated with faecal disimpaction, which eventually resulted in slow but full recovery.”
According to reports, it took the man 13 days to be able to walk again without any help.