Firefighters Cut Off Metal Ring Stuck On Man’s Privates After It Caused Him Penile Strangulation
A man who refused to be named recently rushed himself to the emergency unit of Mater University Hospital Dublin in Ireland, after suffering from extreme pain and swelling in his nether regions.
The patient, who had placed a titanium ring around his genitals seven hours before the incident, was immediately diagnosed with penile strangulation.
According to the Irish Medical Journal, which has also reported about the case, metal rings hold a promise of improved sexual performance and increased sexual pleasure in men.
Treatment of penile strangulation only requires immediate removal of the constrictive device, without causing any harm or trauma to the penis, which is a highly sensitive part of the body. Failure to restore normal blood flow to the penis may lead to serious consequences, including organ-threatening complications and amputation.
Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures
At first, the doctors tried removing the metal ring using standard medical equipment, but to no avail. Knowing the urgency of the situation, the medical team sought the help of local firefighters who used an angle grinder to get the thing off.
The man was put on sedative before the bizarre medical procedure, which lasted for about 20 minutes. Based on reports, the man has since had a full-functional recovery.
Fractured Penis, One Of The Most Common Sex-Related Injuries In Men
Penile strangulation is a rare but serious medical emergency. As a matter of fact, a 2013 study has found that there are only 120 cases of penile strangulation documented by medical journals all over the world in the last two centuries.
Sexual health expert Samantha Evans recommends using a silicone constriction ring for a maximum of 30 minutes as a far safer alternative to metal-based rings.
In men, a fractured penis is probably one of the most sex-related injuries. While there are no bones in the penis, penile fracture occurs when an erect penis is accidentally bent.
This can cause a tear in the tunica albuginea membrane, which surrounds the core of the penis – the sensitive area in charge of erections. When this happens, blood surges to the other tissues nearby.
Men who suffer from penile fracture may hear a cracking sound and feel intense pain, swelling, and darkening around the penis. The fracture can be caused by rough sexual intercourse, or in some cases, forceful masturbation. Left unaddressed, penile fracture can result in sexual problems, such as persistent erectile dysfunction and deformity of the male sexual organ.