A comedian almost had to have his testicle removed after suffering a painful injury halfway through a set.
Ciaran Lyons, 22, performed during the Melbourne Comedy Festival in April when he began to feel pain in his stomach.
But instead of being an unreliable abdomen, Mr Lyons actually suffered from testicular torch, a condition in which a cord in the scrotum revolves around one of the balls, interrupting blood circulation.
Ciaran Lyons (pictured with Vera Blue), 22, performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in April 2019 when he began to feel pain in his stomach
He finally went to the hospital and was told that he had an appendix problem – but eventually testicular torsional diagnosis was made
The comedian and radio presenter, currently in Western Australia, has withstood the set and has almost collapsed behind the scenes because of the pain.
& # 39; Before the show, I was in pain and I thought it was something I ate, but 45 minutes after the set I realized it wasn't right, & he said to Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; I called an Uber – I was on this street in the middle of Melbourne and I thought logistics would be the best, & # 39; he said.
Mr. Lyons was told there was a problem with his appendix and he was saved overnight while doctors were administering him morphine.
The next day four doctors came to visit him and Mr. Lyons began to fear the worst.
& # 39; It happened so quickly. One opened the curtain and then suddenly there were four (doctors and nurses) & he said.
& # 39; I had a friend there and they asked if they should go – between that and the doctors I thought it was something serious. & # 39;
He was told he didn't need surgery because the morphine he used had twisted the spermatic cord – but he suffered the same injury months later and was told he needed surgery or he might lose a testicle
He was told that he had undergone a testicular torsion, that is when the spermatic cord is twisted and the blood flow to the testicles stops.
The morphine had twisted the cord and the doctor then checked if everything was okay.
& # 39; I thought, "Why is there a viewing room for this," he said.
WHAT IS TESTICULAR TORSION
Testicular torsion is when the spermatic cord is twisted and the blood flow to the testicles stops.
The condition requires immediate surgery because it can cause permanent damage or the person can lose his testicle.
- Stomach ache
- One testicle is higher than the other
If you suspect that you have testicular torsion, seek medical attention immediately.
They can be diagnosed by ultrasound or blood and urine tests.
Men undergoing surgery are required bed rest, strenuous activities such as sports or sexual intercourse.
Even men who lose a testicle will probably be able to father children later in their lives.
Source: Children's health
He said he could see the funny side of what had happened to him, and described it as & # 39; bizarre & # 39;
He left the hospital and went on to do his set that night as planned, but Mr. Lyon's problems were not over yet.
Months later he suffered the same problem and had to undergo surgery. He said the pain was similar to being hit repeatedly in the groin with a cricket ball.
& # 39; They said I was lucky the first time because I was at risk of losing one of my testicles, & # 39; he said, but added that the whole situation & # 39; pretty funny & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; If you go to the hospital for a knee reconstruction or a broken arm, that is a bit boring, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I had a friend who told me they felt bad for me, but they couldn't stop laughing. & # 39;
The comedian would like to find a way to work what happened to him in his comedy repertoire
Lyons said he feels better now, but still has considerable pain.
& # 39; They put me on the strong painkillers and I lay down on the couch for two weeks to catch up with Netflix and play PlayStation, which was nice to take a break without feeling guilty, & # 39; he said.
He said he still can't swim, which he usually does every day, and that he couldn't have sex for six weeks.
One of his biggest disappointments was that he had to cancel his shows for the Sydney Fringe Festival because he could barely walk.
Lyons is preparing for some television projects in the coming months, and is touring with his show
& # 39; The operation should ensure that it never happens again, I hope that when I am 50, it will not show up again, & # 39; he said.
The comedian, however, would like to find a way to incorporate what has happened to him into his comedy repertoire.
& # 39; I haven't thought of enough jokes yet – I think the pain is still fresh, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; It would be ridiculous if I could not come up with one joke from the entire test. & # 39;
Lyons is preparing for some television projects in the coming months, and is touring with his show.
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