It’s no secret that doctors witness some pretty weird things each day in their line of work. From women getting Kinder Eggs stuck in their vaginas, to men pulling their toes off – they’ve seen it all.
But one group of doctors have just been faced with a bizarre task they’ve never had to deal with before, as a rather embarrassed 31-year-old man was admitted to ASST Great Metropolitan Hospital in Niguarda, Italy with a 23-inch sex toy stuck inside himself.
The unnamed man had been attempting to remove the toy for 24 hours before seeking medical assistance.
He told doctors he was suffering from mild abdominal pain, but had no other serious symptoms.
His x-rays revealed a “long and large-sized” foreign body in his colon.
Traditional removal tools such as a polypectomy snare and biopsy forceps were tried by the doctors, but all failed to retrieve the sex toy due to its “smoothness and size”.
Baffled, doctors were forced to get creative and invent a new method of removal.
They threaded a piece of wire through a catheter to create a sort of “noose”.
This was inserted into the man’s body, with the wire end wrapping around the sex toy and being tightened until the item was able to be pulled out.
The patient was discharged later that day.