- Feb 25, 2010
- In the Bush (Peak Hill, NSW)
Man almost loses tip of his penis after trapped pubic hairs 'matted and formed a tight ring' around his glans
A man nearly lost part of his penis after pubic hair got caught around his tip and cut off its blood supply.
Medics claim the uncircumcised man's ordeal — which has left him with a deformed member — could have been avoided if he washed properly.
The 57-year-old, who wasn't named, 'rarely' retracted his foreskin to clean, according to the Australian urologists who treated him.
He also urinated sitting down, meaning that the build-up of hair that collected under his foreskin went unnoticed.
Surgeons described the hairs as being 'matted together' and having formed a 'tight ring' under his glans — the head of the penis.
The man, from Geelong, Victoria, was in pain for a fortnight before seeking help. He also had a swollen glans.
After pulling back his foreskin they found the mass of hairs tied around the penis just below the head, strangling its width to just 0.4 inches (1cm) in diameter.
Hospital doctors described the man — who suffered from anxiety, depression, type 2 diabetes and hypertension — as being 'unkempt'. [A new entry in the "Understatement of the Year" competition... M.O.]
More gooey details of medical treatment vs. human stupidity at link.