Doctors Removed Three-Inch Tweezers Stuck in Man's Urethra for Four Years
Mon, April 19, 2021

Doctors Removed Three-Inch Tweezers Stuck in Man's Urethra for Four Years

 

While having a metal object lodged in a person’s urethra might sound bizarre, it happens. But, this is the first time doctors have found tweezers measuring 3.1 inches (8cm) in a man’s penis. The 22-year-old man, who has not been identified, claimed that he didn’t suffer any physical side effects for the past four years that the tweezers were inside his urethra. 

 

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According to All That’s Interesting, a site for curious people who want to know more about what they see on the news or read in history books, the doctors found the tweezers stuck near the top of the urethra with its metal fangs in an “open” position. Thus, extracting the metal object from inside the penis posed its own problems since it could tear the urethra. The surgeons, led by Mohamed Abouelazayem at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, removed the tweezers through a non-invasive endoscopic technique. 

 

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Fortunately, the operation was a success. Although the man claimed that he didn’t suffer from any discomfort or pain – he was also somehow still able to relieve himself – the doctors recommended that he undergo a psychiatric evaluation. The Daily Mail, a British daily middle-market newspaper published in London in a tabloid format, reported that the same man visited a clinic in Saudi Arabia four years ago. He had a history of inserting a metal foreign body into his urethra. He has not returned for a follow-up examination.

 

Photo Credit: All That's Interesting

 

People believe he inserted the tweezers in his penis was to pleasure himself. Doctors call this behavior “sounding.” Richard Viney, a urological surgeon at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, explained the most common cause for patients with foreign bodies stuck in their urethra is sexual gratification. 

“I understand that it can be quite a pleasant experience once you get used to it but it is not something I would recommend due to the risk of injury, infection and subsequent structuring (narrowing) of the urethra,” he added. 

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