THIS shocking X-ray shows 28 magnetic beads stuck in a man’s bladder after he inserted them in his penis.
The 58-year-old patient told doctors in China he couldn’t remember putting the tiny metal balls in his genitals and had been “dreaming” when it happened.
It’s believed the incident happened on Saturday but he initially refused to seek medical attention, according to local reports.
Dr Yin Chuanmin, from Daxing Hospital in the city of Xi’an, told Shaanxi TV: “He thought he could pass them, but one day went by and he failed to do so.
“What’s worse, he had trouble urinating, so he immediately came to us.”
Dr Yin said that initially the patient admitted to putting one bead in his urethra.
But when he carried out an X-ray he was stunned to see a “string of balls”.
Images released by Pear Video show the tiny orbs attached to each other in the patient’s bladder.
Dr Yin said the objects were two millimetres wide each and magnetic.
The patient has since had the colourful beads removed through microsurgery using a magnetic ring and is said to be recovering well.
However, Dr Yin said the patient could have suffered serious bladder perforation or bladder infection if he had left it any longer.
He said: “We have previously received patients who inserted wooden sticks, pen caps and infusion tubes into their urethra.”
We have previously received patients who inserted wooden sticks, pen caps and infusion tubes into their urethra
Earlier this year, we reported that a 13-year-old schoolboy had to have 29 magnetic balls removed from his bladder – three months after stuffing them up his penis.
The teenager endured 12 weeks of abdominal pain because he was too embarrassed to tell his parents.
He was eventually treated at Xi’an Children’s Hospital in China’s north-western Shaanxi Province after being admitted on May 11.
Urologist Zhang Yanyan ordered X-rays which showed the magnetic beads having formed a tight cluster inside his bladder and concluded that the boy would need to go under the knife.
The doctor said: “Roughly three months ago, while the boy was playing with the magnetic balls, he lined them up in a row and inserted them up his urethra out of curiosity.
“By the time he felt discomfort and tried to pull them out again, the magnets separated and some remained inside his urethra.
“During this time, the boy didn’t tell his parents because he was too embarrassed, but the child admitted to experiencing abdominal pains for three months.”
Dr Yanyan revealed that the young lad believed he could pee the metal balls out of his body.
The boy’s parents eventually took him to the hospital when they noticed him walking with a limp.
Speaking about the procedure, Dr Yanyan said: “We were unable to remove them in microsurgery, so we opened up his bladder and removed the entire cluster of magnetic balls – all 29 of them.”