Indian doctors successfully removed a two-foot phone charger from a 30-year-old man’s bladder.
Though it’s unclear how the phone charger got into the bladder of the patient who has been complaining of abdominal pain since last week, doctors believe it was swallowed or inserted for ‘sexual gratification’.
Dr. Walliul Islam told the Hindustan Times the man had a habit of inserting different objects in his penis for sexual pleasure, but that he repeatedly told staff he had swallowed a pair of earphones.
He said they resorted to surgery after the cord didn’t appear despite the patient being prescribed laxatives. An x-ray revealed that the man had a two-foot-long charging cable in his bladder, inserted via his urethra (the tube that leads from the penis to the bladder).
Islam told CNN;
“He came to us after five days, (and) despite passing stool several times the cable did not come out. We then conducted an endoscopy but still couldn’t find anything. As the patient complained of severe pain, we decided to perform surgery and found that there was nothing in his intestine.
“Then I made an incision there and took out the cord, which was actually a charging cable over 2 feet long.
“If he had been honest then it would have saved us the trouble and we could have treated him sooner.”
Five medics performed a 45 minute surgery to remove the lead at Guwahati hospital, north India last Sunday.
Another doctor added;
‘We gave him laxative for two days as we did not want to do surgery immediately.
‘The patient’s stool was examined, but nothing came out. We decided to do a small incision and check the gastrointestinal tract.
‘He might have been uncomfortable while telling us the truth, which led to us searching in the gastrointestinal tract. Though I’m not exactly sure about his mental health, some people do things for sexual gratification, but this man took things a little too far.’
The patient has been discharged and is fine, according to Islam. He said;
“I have read that people used to get sexual gratification by inserting instruments through the penis. This is one such case, and the psychiatrist can help him beyond this point.”