AMRITSAR, India --A doctor said he had to remove 40 knives from a man's stomach on Friday in Amritsar, India.
Dr. Jatinder Malhotra told CNN he and other medical staff found foldable knives, which when fully extended were about 7 inches long, in the man's stomach.
"He (the patient) says he swallowed some knives folded, and some unfolded. When we took out the knives -- some were found folded, some were open, and some had even started rusting and were broken," Malhotra said.
The man said for two months he "developed a taste for metal" and "loved the way blades tasted." He kept the secret from his family. The doctor believes he has a rare disorder that most likely has not been published in any international medical journal, CNN reports.
The patient is OK and is set to be discharged in a couple of days.