Doctors have removed a rusty sewing needle from a ‘curious’ boy’s penis after he inserted the sharp object up his urethra and it got lost.
The boy surnamed Liu, aged 11, shocked his grandad on 16th June when he revealed he had put the 4.5-centimetre (1.77-inch) needle up his penis and could not get it out again.
The boy from the city of Beihai in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was immediately taken to a local clinic before being transferred to the larger Beihai People’s Hospital.
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Doctor Chen Kui ordered X-rays which showed the metallic needle stuck in the “curious” boy’s urethra.
The needle reportedly caused the boy pain as well as hematuria – blood in his urine.
Doctor Chen and his team monitored the boy for two full days before scheduling a ureteroscopy – an endoscopy of the urethra – to remove the needle on 19th June.
Doctor Chen said: “The procedure went smoothly and we managed to remove the needle, which had become rusty.
“Fortunately, the boy told his family early and was there treated in time. Had the needle caused an infection, we might have had to cut into his urethra to retrieve it.”
Doctor Chen said the boy’s hematuria was likely due to both ends of the needle piercing his tissue, causing bleeding.
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