An Indonesian man who wound a metal ring around his penis during an “experiment with friends” discovered that the hospital had to remove it using a terrifying piece of equipment.
The 38-year-old man complained to the hospital of “severe penile pain,” acknowledging the ring had been wound around his penis for 10 hours and that at first it slipped off easily before it got stuck. It is unclear when the incident occurred.
In order to remove it, the hospital had to resort to using an electric grinder. After the grinder sawed through the metal, a pliers was used to remove the ring completely.
An article about the case in the journal Urology Case Reports stated, “Metal cutting required heat. However, to prevent burns, the metal must be cooled. The penis must be protected during cutting, although access is difficult due to a narrow gap between the metal and the penile skin.”
“The penile ring entrapment was removed with an electric grinder and continuous saline injection to reduce heat,” the report stated. “The metal plate was inserted between the ring and penile skin to prevent burn or pressure injury.”
In July, a constipated Iranian man went to the hospital only because his wife was concerned about his refusal to eat, his abdominal pain, and what they found inside his rectum was not what might be expected.
The doctors, after conducting a CT scan to ascertain exactly what was gumming up the works, pulled out a seven-and-half-inch water bottle that was full. The base of the bottle was near his colon while the top rested near his anus because he apparently wanted the top where he could grab it and pull it out.
“Because of his embarrassment and fear of his wife, he did not provide any history of the presence of a FB in the rectum and arrived at the ED late,” the case report stated, adding, “Although patients of different ages and ethnicities have been described with retained RFBs [rectal foreign bodies], more than two-thirds of patients with rectal bodies are males between the ages of 30 and 40, and individuals as old as 90 have also been described. … Most RFBs that are inserted into the anus by adults are for self-gratification.”
Five days after the man showed up at the hospital, he was discharged and referred to a psychiatric clinic. One month after the procedure he had no perforation, bleeding, or fecal incontinence. The man gave written informed consent to publish the case report.