A Chinese man who spent too much time on the toilet playing mobile games had to rush to the hospital after a piece of his intestine slid out of his anus.
Doctors diagnosed him with rectal prolapse, a condition that was likely triggered by him spending more than half an hour on toilet using his smartphone nearly every day. The man said that, one day, he saw a ball-sized lump existing his body.
Medics explained that the mystery lump was in fact his rectum which was still attached to his anus, but somehow detached from its usual place. The man acknowledged that he played the games while he was defecating.
The incident occurred on Feb. 4, and the man is a resident of Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China. The man’s identity was not revealed.
Dr Su Dan, who treated the unlucky patient, said that he had to perform a surgery on the man to treat his rectal prolapse. The inferior part of the patient’s intestine detached from the body and was visible outside the man’s anus.
Man Now Recovering after Surgey
Doctors described the man’s condition as “severe”. It is worth noting that the patient was first diagnosed with the condtion when he was 4 years old, but the rectum retracted at the time. Since, he didn’t treat the condition, it come back after decades.
The lump hanging out of the man’s anus was 6.3-inch wide and was ball-shaped. Doctors found blood and signs of bruising on the lump. Dr. Su explained that the condition usually affects small children and seniors. In some children, rectal prolapse is tied to a birth dysfunction.
Dr. Su confirmed that the reoccurring of the condition was linked to spending too much time on the toilet. Plus, the rectum detached from the body when the man tried to defecate, with muscles being already weakened by prolonged sitting.
Doctors surgically removed the lump on the same day, and the patient is now on the path to recovery.
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