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Boy blows coin out his nose, claims it was stuck there for 10 years

His mom described the incident as "completely bizarre."

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By Lauren Beavis via SWNS

A schoolboy blew a coin out of his nose - which he claims was stuck up there for 10 YEARS.

Umair Qamar, now 14, says he vaguely remembers shoving the silver piece up a nostril a decade ago.

But his mom says, despite countless sore noses and trips to the doctor, the coin was never found - until last week.

The teenager, from London, UK, says he felt something up his nose last Sunday (June 19).

His mom then told him to blow hard and, to their surprise, a coin emerged - jogging Umair's memory back to when he was in his early years.

He said: "I think I got it stuck up there when I was three or four years old - I can't really remember.

"When I got over the shock of it all, I felt pure relief - but it definitely took me a while to get over the surprise!"

Umair says he trudged down the stairs holding his nose in pain earlier this week, as it was "hurting a bit more than usual."

He said: "I thought there was something stuck in there as I could feel something hard in my nose so I went back upstairs and held my left nostril, breathed in and then breathed out of my right one."

And, with cotton buds in both ears, Umair managed to breathe out so hard that the coin popped out of his nostril.

Umair Qamar said: "I think I got it stuck up there when I was three or four years old." (SWNS YouTube)

His mom Afsheen Qamar, 43, described the incident as "completely bizarre."

The nursery manager said: "It happened so randomly - I wasn't expecting it at all! I called him for lunch but he was holding his nose - so I told him to blow it.

"After 15 minutes he came back down, just stood there and said, 'well, a coin came out.'

"We all stopped eating. I remember asking him, 'are you serious?' He's a very laid-back and quite a serious child, so I'm sure you can imagine my shock."

Afsheen said Umair had complained about breathing problems while playing football over the years.

But the mom-of-two claimed: "I have taken him to the doctors a few times but it didn't even cross their minds to check his nose.

"I just cannot believe we never knew - Umair does silly things and doesn't tell us."

Professor Claire Hopkins is an ear, nose and throat consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital in London.

She said: “Children have a fascination with inserting things into their nostrils - be that their finger, beads, lego bricks or, on one occasion, a couple of lobster claws.

"Coins are the perfect size to disappear up the nose and be forgotten; 4-year-olds are easily distracted and may fail to mention the money box trick to their parent."

And she added: "Large foreign bodies can block the nose or cause sinus issues while small foreign bodies, such as a small coin, may remain in the nasal cavity for many years before they present, often with unilateral crusting or discharge."

A Russian man hit the headlines in 2020 after he had a coin removed from his nose - which had reportedly been stuck for more than 50 years.

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