A tooth in a man’s nose was found to be the cause of his frequent nosebleeds. According to the Mail Online, the 22-year-old man from Saudi Arabia suffered from at least one nosebleed a month, which sometimes occurred after he simply itched his nose. He also suffered from tonsillitis on an unusual basis, and doctors decided they needed to have a better look at him. It turns out, the man had an extra tooth growing inside his nose.
“Doctors found a white bony mass measuring half an inch (1cm) long growing in his nasal cavity. Upon seeking advice from dentists, it was confirmed the mass was in fact an extra tooth.”
The tooth in the man’s nose was the root of most of his health problems. Doctors found the addition of the tooth surprising, mainly because the man had a full set of adult teeth in his mouth. In other words, his body produced an extra tooth — one that wasn’t needed inside the man’s mouth… which could be why it grew inside his nose. Doctors needed to extract the tooth, which is exactly what they did.
“To solve the problem, doctors from the King Fahd Military Medical Complex, in Dhahran, put the man under general [anesthetic] before pulling out the rogue tooth.”
Now, three months later, the tooth in the man’s nose is gone, and he is doing just fine. Doctors were completely surprised by their findings, but are happy that they were able to solve this man’s symptoms by a somewhat simple tooth extraction. Dr John Hellstein called the photos of the tooth inside the man’s nose “impressive.” In many ways, the photos are impressive… and weird, odd, strange, cool, and totally worth the look.
“It’s an unusual case of an extra tooth – certainly, the most impressive intranasal photo I think I’ve ever seen of one. I’ve never seen the tooth actually in there.”
According to eCanadaNow, the man did not have any dental problems aside from the one in his nose… The human body can do some really weird things, that’s for sure. In another report by The Inquisitr, the story of a man who grew a nose on his forehead was reported. While the nose was put on the man’s forehead by doctors as part of a reconstructive process, the body did not reject it. You can read about that fascinating story here.
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