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[VIDEO] Man finds knife blade inside his skin while scratching his back

A Canadian man finally found the reason behind the annoying back pains he'd been having over the past three years, he had a knife stuck in his back.

According to the National Post, Billy McNeely, 32, was scratching his back Monday when his nail suddenly flicked something sharp sticking from his body.

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"My girlfriend got up and she started playing around with it and she maneuvered my back in a certain way and the tip of a blade poked out of my skin," he said.

All of a sudden it all made sense.

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McNeely had been dealing with back aches ever since he was stabbed five times at a party in 2010.

“They stitched me up and bandaged me up,” McNeely said. “They never took X-rays.”

When he told doctors that he set off metal detectors and had a lump in his back, doctors and nurses attributed the symptoms to metal fragments lodged in his bones and nerve damage.

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McNeely rushed to the emergency room as soon as he realized there was a blade in his body. Doctors dug out a 3.5 inch long blade from his back.

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“I’ve got it in my pocket right now,” he said.

Thought the 32-year-old wasn't permanently injured by the blade, he is disappointed with the health system and the way he was treated.

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“I walked around for close to three years with this thing in my back,” he said. “They brushed me off.”

McNeely is currently considering a lawsuit against the health center in Fort Good Hope, the clinic where he was treated after he was stabbed.

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