Have you ever desperately wanted to forget an embarrassing memory from ten years ago? Lucky for this Hong Kong woman, she pooped so hard, she was sent to the hospital and back to 2009.
That’s right. Her poop sent her back in time. A whole ten years.
According to reports, the woman had been constipated for two weeks, which caused her a lot of stomach pain and discomfort.
One day, she decided to let it all out with another attempt on the toilet bowl.
When she finally reemerged, she was unable to remember anything that happened since 2009 — 10 years of memories wiped just like that.
Gradually, her amnesia lifted after 8 hours, and her memories returned.
Doctors were stumped. They didn’t find anything out of the ordinary, and her brain looked normal. The woman didn’t even recall having any amnesia at all. It took a visit to a neurosurgeon to get the answers they needed.
Luckily, the specialist discovered the link between her constipation and her condition. Because she had been straining so hard, her body experienced an increase in abdominal and intracerebral pressure, which effectively cut off circulation to the brain. This led to the temporary amnesia she experienced.
The doctor advises that anyone who experiences memory loss from any kind of strenuous activity such as lifting heavy objects should see a doctor immediately, as there’s a high chance of a stroke occurring.