A gym-goer was rushed to hospital after having an accident in which his penis was stuck in a hole in a weight.
The man was rushed to hospital, though doctors couldn’t extract his swollen private parts without help from some firefighters.
The unnamed fitness fanatic was subject to three hours of procedures using specialist equipment to remove the 2.5kg weight from the area, using a saw and a grinder to release his delicates.
It’s currently not known how he came to get his penis stuck in the weight (though we can probably make a relatively accurate guess) and the images were leaked online, presumably without his knowledge.
The image was intended for official use of the hospital in Germany, though inevitably it’s ended up plastered all over social media, instigating an investigation by the hospital to find out just how the images came to be leaked.
The fire brigade also shared an image of the broken weight, saying it was a ‘curious training accident.’
A spokesman said:
How delicate some of our firefighters can be was shown when we called in support of the hospital.
One person had a very sensitive body part wedged in the hole of a 2.5kg dumbbell disc.
The dumbbell weight could be removed after three hours with the help of a grinder, a vibration saw and a hydraulic rescue device.
The man will surely be feeling a bit sore today, but it’s nothing compared to the man who had to get half of his member amputated after having ‘wood’ for a whole week.
The patient, from Taiwan, told doctors his condition happened without warning and was not due to any ‘outside’ stimulation.
He originally felt pain down there, but it was only when the pain became unbearable – to the point he felt like it was ‘about to explode’ – did he decide to head to the doctors.
Sadly, the condition was triggered by bladder cancer, something which the man knew he suffered from as many as three years previously.
Because he did nothing with his diagnosis of cancer, his private parts have since had to be amputated.
Officially, if this happens to any man for more than four hours, it’s considered a full medical emergency – a condition called a priapism.
Surgeons at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, in south west Taiwan, found the cancer had spread too far and amputation was needed.
Once the man has healed from his operation, he’ll begin chemotherapy to treat the cancer in the area of his body.
The patient’s doctor, Dr Wang, said the cancer was detected in 2014:
The patient refused because he didn’t want to wear a urine bag for the rest of his life.
Dr Wang led the operation on the gentleman and had to cut into the bladder and some of his genitalia to try and get rid of the pain.
The doctor said the patient is unmarried and did not request an evaluation of ‘potential sexual function.’
Priapisms are considered relatively rare and their potential causes vary – cancer is just one of the potential triggers.