A brand new examine revealed within the Irish Medical Journal recounts the case of a 33-year-old man who was hospitalized after repeatedly injecting himself with semen to alleviate persistent again ache.
“That is the primary reported case of semen injection to be used as a medical therapy,” docs in Dublin wrote within the case examine, titled “‘Semenly’ Innocent Again Ache: An Uncommon Presentation of a Subcutaneous Abscess.”
The person’s handmade treatment was reportedly found when he confirmed up at a health care provider’s workplace complaining of extreme again ache. Whereas inspecting the affected person, a doctor observed the person’s proper arm appeared swollen and infected.
The reason the person gave was one the physician seemingly by no means anticipated.
“The affected person disclosed that he had intravenously injected his personal semen as an revolutionary technique to deal with again ache,” docs wrote within the examine. “He had devised this ‘treatment’ unbiased of any medical recommendation.”
The person reportedly mentioned he had bought a hypodermic needle on-line and had been injecting himself as soon as a month for the previous 18 months. Earlier than visiting the physician, he mentioned he harm his decrease again whereas lifting a heavy object and gave himself three doses, in line with the examine.
The semen reportedly entered the person’s blood vessels and muscle tissues. An X-ray revealed air trapped beneath the person’s pores and skin, and he was instantly hospitalized, in line with the examine.
Docs handled the person with intravenous antimicrobial remedy. His again ache reportedly subsided, and he discharged himself with out having the contaminated space drained.
The report’s docs performed a “complete evaluate” of medical literature and had been unable to search out some other circumstances of intravenous semen injection.
The examine concludes with a warning that medical experimentation is harmful and it’s dangerous for untrained people to inject themselves with substances not supposed for intravenous use.
Translation: Don’t inject your self with something and not using a physician’s approval, together with semen.
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