Video Credit: AsiaWire
This footage shows the 28 magnetic balls doctors have extracted from a man’s urethra after he claimed he unconsciously inserted the toys up his penis one night while sleeping.
The unnamed male patient, 58, was treated at Xi’an Daxing Hospital in China’s north-western Shaanxi Province on 26th October.
Doctor Yin Chuanmin, a urologist, ordered X-ray scans which revealed the string of magnetic beads clumped up inside his bladder, causing a blockage.
The medic recalled: “He mumbled a bit but finally admitted that he had inserted a string of magnetic balls up his urethra.
“He thought he could wee them out, but that didn’t happen. His urethra became obstructed, and he had trouble urinating for a full day.
“He panicked and come here seeking medical attention.”
The patient, who claimed he unconsciously inserted the toys up his penis while sleeping, was scheduled for emergency surgery.
Doctor Yin said: “Buckyballs are magnetic and metallic. They can easily cause ruptures in the bladder, leading to serious infections.
“Usually we’d cut into the bladder to remove the foreign bodies, but this causes more trauma for the body and more pain for the patient.
“We decided to remove them via his urethra.
“During the operation, we did our best to line them up in a straight line. That made it easier to pull them out together.”
The 28 Buckyballs were removed the same way they went in, and were later disposed of together with medical waste.
Doctor Yin said the patient was recovering well.
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