At least he didn't flush it down the toilet...
A man in Southeast China was reported to be rushed to hospital in the middle of the night when the man's rectum fell out of his body.
The unidentified man had been playing games on mobile. He told doctors in the China hospital that he had been sitting on the toilet for half an hour while trying to poop.
According to local Chinese media, the examining doctor found a massive lump – measuring 16 centimetres long – sticking out of his anus. It had to be removed through surgery.
The incident is said to have happened in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province on February 4.
Of course, sitting on the toilet and playing games on mobile phones isn’t the only reason the man’s rectum fell out.
Dr Su Dan, from Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, said the man was diagnosed with a rectal prolapse.
This condition causes the end of the intestines to lose its attachment within the body and fall out through the anus.
However, the doctor did admit that this patient’s situation was particularly severe.
He was quoted saying, “The patient had rectal prolapse since he was four years old, the bulge was able to retract, but he did not treat the condition and the situation got worse.”
In the medical scans, it is shown that a ‘ball-shaped’ bulge is emerging from the anus. There are also bruises and blood spots along the patient’s intestinal wall.
Thankfully, surgeons were able to remove the lump and the man is now in recovery.
Kan Kan News reported that the doctor has also mentioned that rectal prolapse is more common among children or elderly patients, but this condition was worsened by the delay in the descent of the prolapse.
Dr Su believes that the cause of the descent of the prolapse in this case was the long duration spent in the toilet trying to poop as it weakens the muscles in the pelvis.
Whether or not you suffer from this condition, it’s always best to continue playing games on mobile phones OUTSIDE the toilet.
Source: Channel News Asia
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