A doctor in India has removed a two-foot charging lead from a man's bladder which was stuck there after the patient inserted it into his penis.
Dr. Walliul Islam, the surgeon treating the man in Assam, northeastern India, said a 30-year-old patient visited the hospital last month, complaining of 'severe pain' in his abdomen.
Dr. 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.
'We never imagined an adult would lie about such a thing', Dr. Islam told the publication.
Believing his story, Dr. Islam prescribed him a course of laxatives but the lead failed to appear despite the man passing several stools.
He then performed an endoscopy and operated but couldn't find anything in the intestine.
An X-Ray revealed the problem wasn't in the bowels but in the bladder. Islam said the examination revealed a two-foot-long charging cable coiled up inside.
He made a small incision and pulled out the lead.
'I have been conducting surgeries for 25 years now but this is the first time such a case happened on the operation table,' Dr. Islam said.
The surgeon said the man went to extremes to reach the urinary bladder with the lead.
'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,' Dr. Islam told CNN.
Islam said he would have been able to fix the problem sooner if the man had been honest.
The patient has been discharged from hospital and is recovering.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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