Man, 34, has metal nut cut off his ‘strangulated’ penis after squeezing it on for sexual pleasure – The Sun

A MAN had to have a metal nut cut off his penis after getting it stuck when he squeezed it on for sexual pleasure.

The unnamed 34-year-old spent two days trying to dislodge the hex nut from his member before giving up and going to A&E.

Medics at the United Christian Hospital in Hong Kong gave the man painkillers and tried to slide it off with jelly but it didn't budge.

So, they ended up having to use a diamond disc cutter to slice through the metal, according to an article published in the journal Urology Case Reports.

Grim pictures showed the man's "penile strangulation" before surgeons used the small power tool to delicately remove the nut.

Doctors said the man suffered two "superficial" cuts during the 94-minute procedure.

Writing in the journal, the team led by Chloe Hui Tung Yu, said: "Penile strangulation by constriction devices is a urological emergency.

"Patients tend to try their own methods for removal, and present late due to embarrassment."

Stuck

He first went to hospital in April 2018 complaining of a swollen penis after sexual intercourse.

They wrote: "He had applied a metal hex nut over the root of his penis two days ago for sexual pleasure but was unable to remove it afterwards.

"There was increase in penile swelling and pain. He was able to void [urinate] without difficulty."

The medics explained that the head of his penis and foreskin had an excessive build-up of fluid.

He also had a 4cm-long skin abrasion where his penis had been strangled by the thick metal nut and some of the surrounding skin was starting to rot.

Docs attempted twice to slide the nut off using a jelly substance and strong painkillers but failed.

When the man said he could no longer tolerate the pain they decided to carry out a procedure under general anaesthetic.

They punctured 30 holes in his swollen foreskin to drain some of the swelling to make it easier to come off, but it still wouldn't come off.

Last resort

Surgeons then packed gauze between the nut and the skin to protect his penis before using a Stryker disc cutter to cut it off.

He sustained a 1cm and 2cm-long cut during the operation but they finally managed to free him of the metal.

The man spent five days in hospital before being discharged with a two-week course of antibiotics.

In the medical report, doctors noted that the tip of his penis was getting good blood circulation but that there was a patch of skin damaged by the strangulation.

A month later, the man reported that he was getting normal erections and by six months he was able to enjoy normal sexual activity again.

Writing in the journal, the medics added: "Penile rings are used to improve or maintain erection.

"A penile ring is usually worn at the base of the penis, aiming to restrict blood flow away from the penis for a stronger erection or one that lasts longer.

"However with prolonged application, reduced venous and lymphatic drainage may result in oedema, swelling and pain of the penis.

"Subsequent removal may be difficult, and the vicious cycle will continue with further compromise of arterial flow, resulting in ischemia with tissue necrosis."

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