Doctors Remove 420 Kidney Stones From Guy Who Ate Too Much Tofu

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A bloke in China is definitely regretting his tofu-heavy diet after it led to doctors having to remove an astonishing 420 kidney stones from his body.

Doctors told the unfortunate 55-year-old man, named only as Mr He, that eating tofu on a daily basis and drinking very little water was to blame for the remarkably high number of kidney stones.

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He underwent a two-hour operation to remove the stones at a hospital in Dongyang, eastern Zhejiang Province.

Speaking to the Qianjiang Evening Post, Dr Wei Yubin said:

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Soy products, especially gypsum tofu, are very high in calcium, the excess of which cannot be excreted from the body without a sufficient intake of water.

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Mr He visited the doctor in May complaining of abdominal pain, and a subsequent CT scan revealed his left kidney was packed full of the stones. If he’d waited any longer then his kidney would have had to be removed.

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Incredibly, this isn’t even the world record. In 2009, a doctor in India removed 172,155 stones from a patient’s left kidney during a three-hour surgery, according to the Guinness World Records. Ouch!

Poor Mr He is probably just glad that the stones were removed via operation. Imagine if the poor guy had to p*ss all of these out!


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