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Shocked doctors remove nearly 2,000 gallstones from a 60-year-old woman's stomach after she went to the hospital with constipation and tummy pains The unnamed woman, from Thailand, sought medical help earlier this month Medics conducted a scan and found hundreds of stones inside her gallbladder Doctors were unsure how many stones were inside her until they removed them After the 40-minute procedure, they counted the stones. The team claimed to have removed 1,898 of them

By Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline

Published: 12:58 BST, 21 August 2019 | Updated: 12:58 BST, 21 August 2019

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Doctors in Thailand were shocked to find almost 2,000 gallstones in the stomach of a woman complaining of stomach pain.

The unnamed 60-year-old sought help earlier this month. She was constipated and had a tight feeling in her tummy.

Medics in Nong Khai - on the border of Laos - conducted a scan and found hundreds of gallstones inside her gallbladder.

Doctors were unsure exactly how many were inside the woman's stomach until they removed them. 

The unnamed 60-year-old sought help earlier this month. She was constipated (pictured, the gallstones that were removed - it is unclear if they are all in this shot)

The unnamed 60-year-old sought help earlier this month. She was constipated (pictured, the gallstones that were removed - it is unclear if they are all in this shot)

After the 40-minute procedure, they counted the stones. The team claimed to have removed 1,898 of the lumps, all of which were different sizes.

It is not quite a world record amount. In 1987, surgeons in Sussex removed 23,530 gallstones from an 85-year-old woman's stomach. 

Doctors at the Thabo Crown Prince Hospital operated on the 60-year-old yesterday, according to local reports. 

They used a laparoscope, a long and thin tube with a small

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