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Pakistani man, 64, needs 18cm-long electrical wire pulled out of his penis

Pakistani man, 64, has to remove 18cm electrical wire from his penis after it got stuck during DIY attempt to help him pee

  • Pakistani man put 18cm piece of wire in his penis to help him pee
  • Doctors said the man had had difficulty and pain urinating for 2 months
  • Images show how the doctors pulled the wire from his penis with tweezers
  • Despite the ordeal, the man reportedly had no immediate complications

A man needed a length of electrical wire pulled from his penis after a DIY attempt to fix his urinary problems went horribly wrong.

The 64-year-old, from Pakistan, had inserted the 18cm thread into his urethra, but he got stuck.

He told surgeons at Karachi’s Abbasi Shaheed Hospital who treated him that he had inserted the device to help him urinate.

The man, who was not identified by name, told them he had been in pain and difficulty urinating for two months before pushing the wire inside himself.

Writing in the journal Urology Case Reportsdoctors said they could physically feel the thread in his penis when they touched him.

An X-ray revealed that the wire had gone all the way through the man’s urethra to reach his bladder.

Surgeons originally planned to insert a camera into the man’s urethra to inspect the wire.

However, they could see it when spreading through his ear canal — the hole through which the urine passes.

Doctors then pulled the object out by hand with pliers.

This X-ray shows the wire (center) in the man's urethra and extends all the way to his bladder

This X-ray shows the wire (center) in the man’s urethra and extends all the way to his bladder

Doctors managed to grab the tip of the wire with forceps and pull the wire back out of his penis

Doctors managed to grab the tip of the wire with forceps and pull the wire back out of his penis

Here's a photo of the suction from the 18 cam (seven inch) threaded post, the man reportedly had no immediate complications from removing it

Here’s a photo of the suction from the 18 cam (seven inch) threaded post, the man reportedly had no immediate complications from removing it

Doctors reported that the patient had no immediate complications from the wire removal, such as bleeding or injuries.

In their medical report, the authors said that inserting objects into the penis — known as riveting — was mostly done for self-therapeutic purposes.

Insertion can cause infections, bleeding, and stricture formation, a narrowing of the urethra that restricts urine flow.

If an object gets stuck, it can cause more problems ranging from a burning sensation, inability to urinate and erection problems.

More serious complications, such as a hole in the bladder and scarring of the tube that carries urine out of the body, may require major reconstructive surgery.

The authors did not say whether the man had a history of inserting objects into his penis in the most recent case, or whether this was a one-time event.

They also didn’t say exactly when this happened, nor exactly why the man had trouble urinating in the beginning.

However, they said the man had been sexually inactive for three years.

Patients who have an object in their penis are usually hesitant to contact a doctor because of guilt or shame.

What does it sound like? And why can it be dangerous?

Riveting is when men insert objects into the opening of the penis to increase their sexual pleasure.

Usually these are specially designed tools made of glass or metal.

Doctors at International Andrology London said there has been a ‘dramatic increase’ in the number of men with urethral problems due to sounding like men ‘want to expand their sexual activities and improve their sexual experiences’.

Men interested in the practice should understand the risks and buy equipment from reputable companies and make sure they do it hygienically.

But they cautioned that the practice can damage the sensitive tissue in the urethral tract, causing the release of urine and semen.

It can also lead to a lack of bladder control and infection.

And the penis and urethra may even require surgery or implants to rebuild sensitive tissue.

Source: International Andrology London

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