In India, a 16-year-old boy hasn't been to the toilet for 18 months

A 16-year-old boy from central India has caused alarm after going 18 months without answering nature's call.

Footage from November 21 shows happy teenager Ashish Chandil in his family home in the state of Madhya Pradesh. But his family have expressed concerned because he has not defecated for 18 months, despite a daily diet of 20 flatbreads.

Chandil's family are concerned as they fear the boy could have some chronic condition.

Despite reportedly consulting several medical experts, no doctor has been able to diagnose his condition.

However, paediatrician Dr Banwari Goya of Morena District Hospital suspects it to be an unusual case of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or ulcerative colitis (UC).

On being asked how the boy is being able to function normally even after not excreting out the wastes from his body, Dr Goyal suggested that sometimes a person experiences such a high basal metabolic rate (BMR) that it causes the body to digest every last food particle.

He added that 18 months is a long time for someone to not be defecating even the least amount of excreta.

Chandil has been recommended to follow the full course of his medicines and keep in touch with at least one of the gastroenterologists he has consulted with in the past 18 months.

A full-body check-up, including an intestinal biopsy, has been advocated.

In an interview, Chandil expressed that he suffers from a negligible pain in his abdominal area that subsides on its own.


By: NewsFlare (116976.00)

Location: India