HANGZHOU (Web Desk) – A Chinese man has a six-inch-long dagger removed from his rear after it got stuck there by accident.
The patient, known only by his surname of Yan, says he had tried to remove his piles with the knife in his dorm when the blade got caught in his rectum, reported People’s Daily Online.
However, doctors from Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in Hangzhou, eastern China, said they didn’t find any hemorrhoids on Mr Yan.
Mr Yan was taken to the hospital by his colleagues at around 11am on October 7.
He is reported to be in his 50s and comes from Jiangsu province. He works as a dishwasher at a restaurant in Hangzhou.
Hospital staff said the patient was in great pain when he was sent to the emergency room and the handle of a dagger could be seen sticking out from his backside.
An unnamed colleague, who sent Mr Yan to the hospital, told Zhejiang Television Station: “A colleague of his called me and said [Mr Yan] was sleeping and couldn’t come to work today.
“He said a knife is sticking out from [Mr Yan’s] rear.”
Mr Yan’s colleagues decided to rush him to the hospital.
Mr Yan told a local reporter that he had been suffering from hemorrhoids for more than 10 years.
“The pain became unbearable yesterday morning so I decided to ‘chop them off’ by myself with a dagger.”
He said he carried out the operation by squatting down in front of a mirror, but he lost his balance at one point and sat on the blade by accident.
After checking the patient, an emergency room doctor said: “We need to see if the dagger has pierced the rectum or the colon. If the intestines are fine, then we will remove it directly.”
According to latest reports, surgeons successfully extracted the knife from Mr Yan’s body.
The dagger was around six inches in length. Around 1.5 inches of it were stuck in Mr Yan’s body.
However, doctors failed to find any traces of piles around the patient’s anus and suspected Mr Yan suffers from mental diseases.
It’s unclear if Mr Yan will remain in the hospital for further medical treatment.