*Warning: this article contains medical details some readers may find uncomfortable*
Medicine has accomplished an incredibly important feat. In Saudi Arabia, a 22-year-man has lived for the past four years with a pair of 3-inch tweezers stuck in his urethra.
You read that right. But now, thanks to doctors, the tweezers have finally been removed.
The night is dark and full of tweezers. https://t.co/UDtQeiwT3Q— Jacopo della Quercia (@Jacopo_della_Q) October 10, 2019
The entire process was the subject of a scientific paper entitled
The man reported no ill effects, such as fevers, chills or difficulty urinating.
But X-rays quickly revealed the 3-inch forceps were lodged in the man’s anterior urethra.
Could of lived without this headline.— theduder (@dastevedaver) October 8, 2019
Though his urethra and bladder size appeared normal, the hard body could be felt by doctors.
There's my legs crossed for the rest of the day— Paul OCoileain (@paul_ocoileain) October 10, 2019
Doctors rushed the man into the operating room, where they placed him under general anesthesia.
To ensure the tweezers wouldn’t open up while removing it (tearing the man’s urethra), external pressure was applied to his penis to keep them squeezed shut.
Once they were finished, Doctors strongly recommended the man seek a psychological evaluation.
He denied this request and left immediately without following typical out-patient procedures.
Though it was never revealed how the tweezers ended up in the man’s urethra, some men insert objects into their urethra for sexual pleasure and prostate stimulation.
According to the scientific article on the medical procedure:
“In the vast majority of cases, the patients feel guilty and humiliated and, therefore, often delay asking for medical help.”
Man Had 3-Inch Tweezers Stuck In Urethra For 4 Long Years— Kassandra Seven (@KassandraSeven) October 11, 2019
(I would have been just fine if I had never seen this article.) https://t.co/OL8By24nRx
Notice the part about recommended a psych eval.— Bob W Garner-just bob-Spaceman Spiff (@athikers_bob) October 11, 2019
Always be sure to seek immediate medical attention if something gets lodged in ANY part of your body, especially your urethra.
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