A mystery condition has left a 19-year-old
with a stomach which won’t stop growing, according to reports.
Sujit Kumar, from Muzaffarpur, India, noticed his stomach was swollen when he was just seven
years old, local media states. But no doctor has even been able to provide
a diagnosis for his belly growth, which has seen it slowly protrude more and more.
Mr Kumar, a mechanic, has been bullied tirelessly ever since he was a child, making it impossible
to make friends. According to reports, Mr Kumar does not suffer
with any other commonly related symptoms, such as diarrhoea, vomiting or acid reflux.
Mr Kumar’s mother, Kanchan Devi, 34, has taken her son to see many doctors over the years,
but to no avail. They often provide him with medicine which
can provide short-term pain relief. But it hasn’t proved effective long term.
He now needs an endoscopy, which involves a thin tube with a camera on the end looking
inside the body, so doctors can figure out the next step.
But it has been suggested Mr Kumar goes to Delhi, which is 622 miles (1,066km) away from
his home, to see a specialist. New Delhi, the capital city of India, would
have better healthcare systems than his own city.
But unfortunately it would cost too much money for the family.
Mr Kumar’s parents are sad to see their son face such difficulty and struggle to make
friends because of the constant taunting he receives.
Over his childhood and teenage years, he has become disengaged from activities and his
large stomach makes it impossible for him to take part in any sports.
However, Mr Kumar has sought happiness through his work in a bike factory, where he started
working a year ago.