- An unidentified man rushed to a hospital in Dalian, China after a 3-foot-long phone became knotted in his bladder and caused bleeding
- The man inserted the cord into his urethra to relieve severe itching caused by prostatitis, which is inflammation of the prostate
A man from Dalian, China was rushed to a hospital after a 3-foot-long phone cord became knotted in his bladder and caused bleeding when he tried to pull it out.
According to IB Times, the unidentified man, said to be in his 60’s, reportedly inserted the cord into his urethra to relieve severe itching caused by prostatitis, which is an inflammation of the prostate.
The object then entangled in his bladder and caused bleeding. He went to the Dalian Municipal Central Hospital Affiliated Of Dalian Medical University on March 30 for medical attention, according to a report cited by Singapore-based the Straits Times.
Dr. Gao Zhanfeng, a urologist at the facility, performed an x-ray on the patient and located the object; explaining that the knot gets tighter when the patient tried to pull it out which causes bleeding in the bladder. Hence, the man could not pull it out even if he wanted to.
Dr. Gao said he used laser technology to sever the cord and remove it without having to perform a surgery.
The good thing is that the man had used a phone cable, which the doctor said is relatively soft; adding that if he had used something metallic, he could have cut his bladder. That poses a worse scenario.
Asked if he’d dare to do it again, the man said: “No, this is a lesson for me.” Indeed, what a lesson it had been!