Teen, 13, Puts 4-Inch Needle Up Penis To Stay Awake

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

These images show a 4-inch acupuncture needle stuck up the urethra of a 13-year-old lad after he rammed the instrument up his penis in a bid to stay awake before medics removed it 15 hours later.

The 13-year-old, who has not been named, was only treated some 15 hours later after he initially failed to find a proper way to confess to his parents.

The teen from the city of Weinan in Xi’an, capital of north-western China’s Shaanxi Province, was admitted and treated at Xi’an Children’s Hospital.

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His mum revealed: “He was walking unusually slowly, so I told him to speed up, but he kept walking slowly.

“He finally said: ‘Mum, I have to tell you something.

“‘I kept falling asleep while doing homework, so I tried to wake myself up by putting a needle up my urethra.’

“I asked him why he hadn’t told me sooner, and he said: ‘I tried to tell you earlier, but I didn’t know how to.’”

Wang Shengxing, who is deputy head of urology at the hospital, received the boy in the early hours of the morning after he was referred from a smaller local hospital.

The medic said: “It hurt when he walked and when he urinated. His parents were quite distressed.

“The needle measured 10 centimetres (4 inches) and was completely inside his urethra, nearing his bladder. 

“He was at risk of infection or bleeding; if it had moved, it could’ve ruptured his bladder or arteries.”

The acupuncture needle, which belongs to his nan, and which was hidden in her drawer, was removed in an emergency operation.

The teenager is expected to make a full recovery.

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