Man Went To The Hospital With A Missaile In His Rectum. The Bomb Squad Was Called In!
In recent days the international media wrote about an unusual patient who was admitted to one of the British hospitals. A man came to seek help with an artillery shell in his rectum. This is no joke! The situation was so serious that before the unusual object was removed from the man's body, the bomb squad was called to the scene! How did the hero of this situation explain himself? Interestingly, this is not an isolated case. There are plenty of stories of people who have inserted unintended objects through their anus and had to seek help with the embarrassing problem. What are the most common objects that people push into their rectums during play, and what are the less common but really shocking ones? What kind of things do patients come to hospitals with, in their anus? Well... some people get carried away with their imagination and have really "unusual" ideas that can be deadly…
Artillery shell in the anus
The story is quite fresh, as the events took place in early December. A man was brought to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in the United Kingdom with an embarrassing and very unusual problem. Well, the doctors had to pull an artillery shell out of his body! The patient needed to be quickly transported to the emergency department because of the object that was stuck in his rectum. The situation was so serious that before the medics could proceed, they had to call in the bomb squad! This was because the medical staff feared that the Armor-piercing shell might explode. The explosive that was found in the man's rectum was of considerable size, being as large as 17 cm by 6 cm. A hospital spokesman said: "As with any incident involving munitions, the relevant safety protocols were followed to ensure that there was no risk to patients, staff, or visitors at any time."
The bomb squad in action
The case was first reported by the British newspaper The Sun. Police said they had indeed responded to a report from a hospital about a patient who had ammunition in his rectum. In turn, the Ministry of Defense said: "We can confirm that the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called to Gloucestershire at the request of local police." A hospital spokesman added that the item had been removed before police arrived and the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team had been contacted. Sappers who arrived at the scene secured the emergency room and later examined the cannon shell lodged in the man's body. Fortunately, the material turned out to be unarmed, so it did not threaten the environment with an explosion. It turned out to be an Armor-piercing shell cartridge from World War II. British forces (Royal Artillery) used such ammunition during the North African campaign. A defense source said: "It was a solid shot. It was a thick, pointed lump of lead designed to penetrate tank armor."
It could have ended tragically
After investigating the situation, medics managed to remove the object from the man's anus. The patient, whose details have been made anonymous, has been discharged from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. And although the incident ended without harm to his health, the situation could have ended in the worst possible scenario for him. According to doctors, the man could have died if the bullet had pierced his intestine. The patient explained that the dangerous item came from his private arsenal of military collectibles. According to the medics' description, the man who presented himself to them had inserted the dangerous object into his rectum himself. But how did the victim explain the incident? Well, he had his own version of events…
He explained that he fell on the missile
However, the man, who collects military memorabilia, explained that he was cleaning at home and put the bullet on the floor, then slipped and fell in such an unfortunate way that he landed directly on the bullet and the object got stuck in his rectum. As it is not hard to imagine, the doctors took his story with a pinch of salt. "The assortment of objects stuffed into the anus is incredible, from wine glasses to ketchup bottles and vacuum cleaner parts. Unfortunately, this is an everyday occurrence in the emergency room. But I've never heard of a bomb squad being called in for a similar reason," - Dr. Carol Cooper said in an interview with the news.
For doctors, this is nothing new...
While doctors were horrified to learn of an explosive projectile in the anus, the truth is that a large and strange object alone in one of the orifices of the human body is nothing surprising to them. Medics have seen a lot, and stories of someone accidentally slipping and falling on an object are nothing new. Doctors deal with similarly specific cases on a daily basis, and those who have spoken publicly about their professional experiences make no secret of the fact that they sometimes find it hard to remain serious. Interestingly, in the overwhelming majority, it is not women but men who go to the doctor with an embarrassing request for help. One of the surgeons, who told about his professional experience, revealed that ladies tend not to push anything into their rectum. As it turns out men like to have fun and experiment... People have really surprising ideas and can put all sorts of objects and things into their rectum. What are the craziest examples?
Patient with a vibrator in his anus
As one surgeon who worked on such a case revealed he had a patient who had inserted a vibrator so deeply that he was unable to remove it. Despite the crisis situation, he did not immediately reach for help. Frightened, he went with the vibrator in his anus to work where he sat for 8 hours. When he returned home, he admitted his problem to his wife. However, when the woman tried to pull the vibrator out of her husband's anus, she probably pushed it even deeper. Only then did the man, go to the hospital. The medics managed to pull the object out of the patient's body and there was no need for surgery, although it does not always end so well. Sometimes operations are the only way out. The vibrator in the man's body was so large and rigid that it could be felt through the abdominal cavity. As the young surgeon recounted: "A colleague was pushing through the abdomen, and I, holding my hand in the rectum, grabbed the vibrator and pulled it out". As described by surgeons from Krakow, Prof. Piotr Walega, and Dr. Michal Romaniszyn on the portal "Practical Medicine for Doctors", if the objects are located up to about 10 cm from the edge of the rectum, they can be removed in an outpatient setting. however, if the foreign body is located deeper, the operation is rather necessary.
Bottles, cucumbers, carrots…
Although it's not talked about loudly, many doctors (mainly surgeons) have an impressive collection of various types of objects pulled out of their patients' natural body orifices. Vibrators are quite common, but there are many examples of objects pushed into the rectum. For example, a surgeon from a hospital in Sierpc shared on the portal "Medical Reading Room" a case description of a 60-year-old man. He reported abdominal pain, constipation, and problems with urination. He admitted that 3 days earlier there had been some sexual play, during which a deodorant spray had been placed in his rectum. As we can read: "the most common items found are plastic or glass bottles (42.2 percent), cucumbers, carrots, wooden items or vibrators. The length of these items on average varies from 6 to 15 cm".
People's ingenuity knows no bounds!
Very often, stories about unusual objects pulled out of patients' rectums are supported by documentation such as X-rays. For example, thanks to the Radiopaedia website, which is an international, wiki-based, collaborative, educational online resource that includes a radiology encyclopedia and a repository of imaging cases. Radiologists share their most unusual X-ray images on the site. There are also pictures of objects inserted through the rectum that have gone way too far and could have led to serious damage.
As these examples show, human ingenuity and stupidity know no bounds! From the description of the X-rays, we can learn that within the framework of sexual games patients can insert a jar of popular instant coffee, a pestle for kneading spices in a mortar, and deodorant and soda bottles are absolute classics. Doctors have also found light bulbs and even eggs in intimate orifices...Scientists in the work dedicated to foreign bodies in the rectum "Rectal foreign bodies: case reports and a comprehensive review of the world's literature" wrote, among others, about bottles, beer mugs, a whole palette of vegetables and fruits, frozen pig's tail, or a collection consisting of glasses... Chinese doctors, in turn, a few years ago described a case of rectal perforation in a patient in whom they found... a live eel.
Situations like this, it's no laughing matter.
Of course, part of the story seems improbable and hard to fathom, and the basic question is usually, "how could this have gotten/been there?" or "why did someone get the idea to put this on themselves?" The first instinct for many people will be a humorous response. However, such situations are nothing funny in many cases, due to the fact that they can be dangerous to health and life. People who have a foreign body stuck in one of their intimate orifices that should never have been there usually delay going to the doctor as long as possible. Out of embarrassment, they reach out for help only when they know they have no other choice. And when it comes to confronting the doctor, they usually don't want to admit how the object ended up in their rectum. What's more, not all such stories are funny for another reason. Sometimes a patient with a foreign body in their rectum is not at fault at all. A small percentage of cases are related to an act of violence, where the patient is the victim (rape or a bad prank by friends under the influence of alcohol, for example). Doctors warn that if such a case happens to someone, despite the shame, you should not wait too long and come for help, because doctors will know how to remove the foreign body in the least invasive way.
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