In an “OMG!” turn-of-events, a 15-year-old teen reportedly got a USB cable stuck in his private parts while trying to “measure insides of genitals”. Initially, the doctors were unable to remove the cable as it had formed several knots inside the teen’s private parts.
The doctors tried to remove the cable with a metal rod, which eventually turned out to be a failed attempt. Later, the teen was forced to undergo a surgery. The doctors made an insertion between his genitals and anus to access the trapped cable and managed to get the knotted cable out.
The case, which is from 2021, came to the fore in form of a paper published in a medical journal recently, The Mirror reported. “The two distal ports of the USB wire were found to be protruding from the external urethral meatus whilst the middle part of the knotted wire remained within the urethra,” the doctors wrote in the paper.
Fortunately for the young teen, the doctors were successful in their attempt to remove the USB cable and was discharged after initial recovery. However, the boy will be monitored for further long-term damage.
The paper also warned against inserting foreign objects into urethra and added that such an act can cause pain while urinating, blood in pee, and other complications.
The Facts of the Matter
Teens across the world are filled with curiosities, especially about their own bodies. While most of these curiosities are harmless, there are time when acting on the curiosity can land a person in a world of pain.
A 15-year-old boy suffered the consequences of his curiosities when he managed to get a USB cable get stuck inside his private parts while “measuring insides of his genitals”. The case is that of a 15-year-old teen and dates back to 2021, only to be published as a case study in a medical journal.
Teen Rushed to Emergency Department
According to a report published in Science Direct, the boy had inserted a USB cable into his urethra. The 15-year-old had tried to remove the cable on his own, which not only were unsuccessful, but also resulted in haematuria and he was rushed to the Emergency Department of the hospital.
The doctors made the teen undergo a rigid cystoscopy and other relevant tests. However, these attempts too were unsuccessful due to the proximal knotting of the cable.
Read the Curious Teen’s Case-Study
The doctors wrote in the Science Direct caste study that, “the two distal ports of the USB wire were found to be protruding from the external urethral meatus whilst the middle part of the knotted wire remained within the urethra.”
The boy obviously spoke to the doctors and requested to be examined further without the presence of his mother. After his mother was asked to leave the teen, he confessed that he inserted the cable in his private parts to “measure the length” of his gentiles out of “sexual curiosity”.
Teen Rushed to Operating Theater
Following the teen’s confession, a pelvic radiographic imaging was done, which showed the exact formation and shape of the USB cable knot. The case was such that the teen was immediately rushed to the operating theater.
The Science Direct case-study goes in detail about the course of action applied on the teen. “A longitudinal peno-scrotal incision over the palpable foreign body was made and careful dissection was undertaken through deeper tissues, splitting the bulbospongiosus muscle,” the report read.
USB Cable Pulled Out, Recovery “Uneventful”
In simpler terms, the doctors made an insertion between the teen’s genitals and his anus, which allowed an access to the knotted USB cable. “Both ends of the wire were pulled out successfully through the external urethral meatus,” the report read.
Fortunately for the “curious” teen, his recovery was “uneventful”, and he was discharged the next day with some oral antibiotics and catheters. Later, the catheters were removed as well, and the doctors prescribed a follow-up to assess any long-term damage.