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Blood on the Tract

by on Nov.13, 2016, under Culture, Health

If you see blood in your urine, that's almost never a good sign. Blood in the urine can be caused by kidney or bladder infection, and it can indicate cancer. blood_in_urine It's not always apparent. Sometimes you have to use a microscope to be sure. blood_in_urine2 But if you actually see red, see a doctor right away. blood_in_urine3 Unless you're the do-it-yourself type; then you can investigate yourself. Chen from Zhejiang Province in east China was too worried to go to the doctor, so he explored his urinary tract from the most accessible opening by inserting a chopstick in his penis. x-ray_chop As the x-ray picture shows the stainless steel utensil reached the great rectal wall. Surgeons were able to eliminate it without additional damage. Chen was admonished not to take his urinary system into his own hands.
Caution: Do not insert in penis.

Caution: Do not insert in penis.

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The End of the Tunnel

by on Aug.20, 2013, under Health, Recreation, Technology, Toys

We know that when people get bored, they find ways to occupy themselves. If you have kids, you can be fairly certain that at some point they are likely to stick something up their nose that doesn't belong there.

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It is normal for a child to explore his body, according to MedlinePlus. Children routinely place food, seeds, erasers, crayons, beads, and legos into their ears and noses. nose-lego-2 It's part of childhood, and most parents have admonished their kids to keep their fingers and other objects out of their noses. nose-finger Kids know that you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, and you can even pick your friend's nose. dognose_finger By the time they're adults, they've grown tired of seeing what fits up the nose and start exploring other areas... like seeing what they can fit inside their rectum. We've already covered that -- complete with x-rays. light-bulb-rectum-xray For the truly adventurous, the wanderlust never ends, so what's left to explore? When a 70 year old man arrived at the Canberra Hospital Emergency Room in Australia, he was in intense pain and complaining about bleeding genitalia. He admitted that 12 hours earlier, he had inserted something into his urethra for his anticipated pleasure. The fork had lodged itself inside so firmly that it wasn't even immediately visible. fork-inside After using forceps and a lot of lubrication, doctors were finally able to remove the fork without permanent damage. According to the article, entitled ‘An Unusual Urethral Foreign Body’, it is very rare to find alien objects lodged in the lower urinary tract. The motives for inserting objects into such a sensitive region were difficult to comprehend. They said that practice tends to occur "during states of pathological masturbation, substance abuse and intoxication." urfo1

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Pen in Urethra

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Going Fishing?

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Terminating an electrical connection

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Electrical wires in urethra with a knot in bladder

While it's good practice to use a knot for strain relief on some electrical wires, it can make them more difficult to extract. In this case the electric cable made a knot in the bladder during the manipulation so that removal by pulling on the distal ends that were depressing into the meat of the urethra was impossible. Due to the fact that the diameter of the electrical cable was 5 mm, introduction of any endoscopical instruments was considered impossible. A removal attempt was made, however, the knot slipped from the bladder over the urogenital diaphragm into the bulbar urethra. At this point, no further mobilisation was possible and the cable had to be removed by open surgery.

As described in the past literature most foreign bodies are inserted into the urethra by psychiatric, intoxicated, confused or sexually curious patients. The most common reason still seems to be auto-eroticism.

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We always thought that was a figure of speech.

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Hair Wee Go

by on Mar.12, 2012, under Health, Technology

Urine retention is a common problem, and there are numerous causes. Some of the most common causes of non-obstructive urinary retention are:
  • Stroke
  • Vaginal childbirth
  • Pelvic injury or trauma
  • Impaired muscle or nerve function due to medication or anesthesia
  • Accidents that injure the brain or spinal cord
Obstructive retention may result from:
  • Cancer
  • Kidney or bladder stones
  • Enlarged prostate (BPH) in men
Sometimes surgery is required.
Murad Mulla, 48, of Ratnagiri, India, was feeling listless. His doctor diagnosed “urine retention“. Mulla soon ended up in the state-run St George Hospital. Surgery was performed. During the urethroplasty –  a procedure to open the urethra opening –  the surgeons  took a patch of skin from Mulla’s scrotum.

That was common practice at one time, but carries risks.

Soon after, Mulla started experiencing severe itching in his groin. "This is when, to my horror, I found out that pubic hair had started growing inside my body," said Mulla. The doctor, he said, did not find anything amiss. "He injected chemicals inside my body through the penis saying it would take care of the problem. But these were all temporary solutions."

Hair in urethra seen during surgery.

The constant itching began to give him sleepless nights. He started approaching other specialists who wanted to know why the surgeon could not perform the surgery using buccal mucosa, skin from the mouth. Mulla had to go back to the urosurgeon who, this time, used skin from his mouth. "Never once did the doctor regret his decision. I was charged for the second surgery too."  
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Tastes Like Freedom

by on Nov.06, 2010, under Consumer, Drugs, Food

This product was originally designed to assist in fooling drug tests, but like every business they wanted to expand their market.  So now you can use it for twice as many purposes!  Just remember what you're using it for.

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Fish Escapes Through Urinary Canal

by on Jun.20, 2010, under Animals, Health, Kids

A 14 year old boy from India  was admitted to hospital with complaints of pain, dribbling urine and acute urinary retention over a 24-hour period.  Doctors discovered a 2 cm long fish in the boy's bladder.

A small Betta

The urologists removed a small Betta.  The boy said that the fish slipped into his penis while he was cleaning his aquarium at home. Professor Vezhaventhan and Professor Jeyaraman, who treated the boy and later wrote a paper on the case, explained: "While he was cleaning the fish tank in his house, he was holding a fish in his hand and went to the toilet for passing urine. When he was passing urine, the fish slipped from his hand and entered his urethra and then he developed all these symptoms." After detecting the fish in the boy's bladder, Vezhaventhan and Jeyaraman used a technique known as cystourethroscopy to insert a special set of forceps down the patient's penis. Unfortunately, the fish was just too slippery to grip, so they resorted to using a rigid ureteroscope with a tool attached that is normally used for removing bladder stones. The boy is receiving counseling but the fish did not survive the traumatic ordeal. Don't let this kid clean out the gerbil cage under any circumstances.
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June 3, 2010 Today’s Headlines

by on Jun.03, 2010, under Headlines

South Africa has its own version of Facebook to bully schoolkids Appropriately named outoilet http://www.ioltechnology.co.za/article_page.php?iSectionId=2891&iArticleId=5490113 Toddlers on tobacco Grandma thinks he looks plenty healthy http://www.smh.com.au/world/toddlers-on-tobacco-the-tragedy-of-the-big-picture-20100527-wglf.html Welsh cyclists told to dismount for bladder inflammation upset http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/4794753.stm Cage fighter rips out training partner's heart He was still using it at the time http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=iol1275282339635C212
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