Boy, 12, needs key-hole bladder surgery after shoving thermometer up penis

Boy, 12, needs key-hole bladder surgery after shoving thermometer up penis
WARNING: Graphic images will need to be pixellated if used From Chris Murphy 01634 686 515 A boy needed urgent medical help when a thermometer became stuck so high into his penis it reached his bladder. Medics in China did not make it clear why the temperature measuring device became lodged where it did. But a report carried in the Asian Journal of Surgery explained its recovery. The lead author of the worrying report is Changyi Jiang from the Department of Urology, The First People's Hospital of Longquanyi District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Together with Tao Zhang, he writes that insertion of foreign bodies in the bladder and/or urethra may be by autoerotic stimulation or mental health illness, among other things, but added thermometers are particularly rare in reported literature. They said: ?In this study, we present the minimally invasive techniques of removing a thermometer from the bladder. ?A 12-year-old adolescent boy with a thermometer introduced by himself through the urethra for sexual gratification presented to the emergency department complaining of a nine hour history of lower abdominal pain. ?The X-ray radiograph showed that a linear high-density shadow was in the lower part of the pelvis. ?To avoid secondary injury of bladder and urethra, we presented the minimally invasive techniques to remove the thermometer.? Surgeons went in via the bladder with forceps to retrieve the device to save any possibly damage to the penis if it went back out the same way. They wrote: ?Urinary bladder foreign bodies are occasionally reported in adults, rare in children. The first case was reported in 1917.? The experts said among items recovered in the past include electrical wire, magnetic ball, nuts and pens. They added: ?The thermometer is a rare foreign body in the bladder. There are few published cases about the thermometer of a foreign body removed from the urinary bladder in children. ?In our case, the thermometer migrated into the bladder because of the followi
Doctors thought it was too risky to pull the thermometer back out the way it came (Picture: Changyi Jiang)

Another day, another story about someone getting a foreign object stuck in their penis after being a tad too experimental.

Whether it’s USB cables, magnetic balls, or chopsticks, there are countless stories of people needing medical attention after poking around their urethras.

For one 12-year-old boy from Chengdu, in central China, it was a thermometer that landed him in the emergency room.

The unnamed boy inserted the medical device into his penis while masturbating, and suffered excruciating pain for nine hours after it got stuck.

X-rays showed the thermometer was so far up the urinary tract that it had entered the boy’s bladder.

WARNING: Graphic images will need to be pixellated if used From Chris Murphy 01634 686 515 A boy needed urgent medical help when a thermometer became stuck so high into his penis it reached his bladder. Medics in China did not make it clear why the temperature measuring device became lodged where it did. But a report carried in the Asian Journal of Surgery explained its recovery. The lead author of the worrying report is Changyi Jiang from the Department of Urology, The First People's Hospital of Longquanyi District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Together with Tao Zhang, he writes that insertion of foreign bodies in the bladder and/or urethra may be by autoerotic stimulation or mental health illness, among other things, but added thermometers are particularly rare in reported literature. They said: ?In this study, we present the minimally invasive techniques of removing a thermometer from the bladder. ?A 12-year-old adolescent boy with a thermometer introduced by himself through the urethra for sexual gratification presented to the emergency department complaining of a nine hour history of lower abdominal pain. ?The X-ray radiograph showed that a linear high-density shadow was in the lower part of the pelvis. ?To avoid secondary injury of bladder and urethra, we presented the minimally invasive techniques to remove the thermometer.? Surgeons went in via the bladder with forceps to retrieve the device to save any possibly damage to the penis if it went back out the same way. They wrote: ?Urinary bladder foreign bodies are occasionally reported in adults, rare in children. The first case was reported in 1917.? The experts said among items recovered in the past include electrical wire, magnetic ball, nuts and pens. They added: ?The thermometer is a rare foreign body in the bladder. There are few published cases about the thermometer of a foreign body removed from the urinary bladder in children. ?In our case, the thermometer migrated into the bladder because of the followi
It is not advisable to put these in your penis (Picture: Changyi Jiang)

Doctors decided they had to perform key-hole surgery as they were worried that simply yanking the item out would damage the boy’s organs.

The boy admitted to medics that he had inserted the thermometer for sexual pleasure.

This is a risky sexual practice known as ‘sounding’, which health experts say has led to an increase in infections and other health issues.

It can also lead to scarring or damaging of internal tissues, and if the item gets far up enough, a perforated bladder.

Doctors at The First People’s Hospital of Longquanyi District were concerned that pulling the thermometer back the way it came could cause further complications.

So instead, they opted to go through the bladder via key-hole surgery, the Asian Journal of Surgery reports.

The operation was a success, although medics did not say whether the boy had any long-term complications from the experiment.

Dr Changxing Ke, the report’s lead author, blamed a ‘lack of sex education’ as well as ‘feelings of curiosity’ for the mishap.

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