A UK teenager was hospitalized for emergency surgery after a USB cable got stuck in his penis, after several unsuccessful attempts to remove it himself, he went to the emergency department of his local hospital.
Teenager undergoes emergency surgery after USB cable gets stuck in penis
The 15-year-old inserted the knotted string of a USB cable into his urethra “in the context of sexual experimentation,” according to a case study from University College Hospital in London and published in the medical journal Urology Case Reports via Science Direct.
After several unsuccessful attempts to remove the wire himself, he began experiencing blood in his urine and went to the emergency department of his local hospital.
When he was transferred to University College Hospital in London, the end of the USB cable was protruding from his penis while the knotted part of the cable remained inside his urethra.
“After asking to be examined without his mother, he confessed that he had inserted the cable into his urethra to measure the length of his penis out of sexual curiosity,” the study says.
Emergency surgery was necessary to remove the USB cable from inside the teenager’s urethra. According to doctors, his recovery was “uneventful” and he was discharged the following day.
According to the report, foreign bodies inserted into the urethra can cause a number of serious problems, including urinary tract infections, painful erections and bladder dysfunction.
This practice remains rare in everyday urologic practice, but the experts wrote that numerous cases have been described, including those in which the patient inserted needles, pins, iron wires, pistachio shells and other items into the urethra.
Some of the most common causes of foreign body insertion are “sexual curiosity” and “sexual practice after intoxication.”