by Oke Efagene
A Chinese man who got a bottle stuck in his anus was forced to go to hospital for medical help after attempting, and failing to fish it out using a curved piece of wire.
The man went to hospital in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China’s Fujian Province, complaining of stomach pains.
However, when doctors enquired about the cause the man claimed he had no idea what was responsible. It was only when staff performed X-rays that they discovered a bottle and a curved piece of wire lodged in his abdomen.
Doctors were forced to operate to remove the bottle and wire and discovered that the man’s bowel had been pierced in several places.
According to gastroenterologist Dr. Andre Fedida, the bottle appears to be lodge so far into the man that surgical means are the only way to get it out.
“The wire is of no use. It would only cause damage, maybe even perforate the colon,” Dr. Fedida said in an interview with The Huffington Post on Thursday. “The only way to get it out would be to open up the colon and remove the bottle.”
Although he didn’t suspect the photo was a fake, Dr. Fedida said that it’s possible the bottle was superimposed. “It’s hard to tell because a this resolution, there’s no definition of the wall of the colon. But it would appear that the bottle is in his large intestine.”
He says he’s seen stranger things before.
“It reminds me of my residency. I once saw a guy with a French’s mustard bottle in his colon,” Dr. Fedida said.