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Chinese man almost dies after a 20cm eel he inserted into his rectum in a bizarre bid to ‘relieve constipation’ entered his abdomen

Daily Mail
Daily Mail
 2021-07-29

A Chinese man nearly died after allegedly inserting a wiggling 8-inch eel into his backside to treat his constipation.

The live fish bit through the man's colon before getting stuck in his abdomen, doctors said.

The unnamed patient claimed he decided to use the creature to solve his bowel problems after following a folk remedy.

Doctors operated to remove the eel, which was still alive, but warned the man he could have died from hemolysis - when red blood cells are destroyed - caused when bacteria from the large intestine reaches the abdomen.

The news came to light after the man sought medical attention at a hospital in Xinghua, East China's Jiangsu Province, for severe abdominal pain.

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A Chinese man nearly died after allegedly inserting a wiggling 8-inch eel into his backside to treat his constipation

He initially avoided seeking medical attention for the pain because he was 'shy', the Global Times reported.

There is no scientific evidence to support the folk remedy the man was following.

Another Chinese man, said to be in his 50s, followed the folk remedy last year, inserting a 16-inch eel into his rectum.

The live fish tore through the man's intestines before dying and getting stuck in his abdomen for a week.

The news came to light after the man sought medical attention at the Huangjiang Hospital in Dongguan, Guangdong province, due to severe abdominal pain.

Doctors removed the fish in emergency surgery and said the man's organ had been severely infected and filled with waste matter.

The man was treated in intensive care for three days before being discharged.

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A Chinese man nearly died after allegedly inserting a wiggling 16-inch eel into his backside to treat his constipation. The picture shows an X-ray scan of the patient in southern China 
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The patient fully recovered after medics removed the dead fish from the man's belly, according to a social media post from the hospital. The dead eel is pictured after it was removed in China

Also last year, a man got a 10-inch chopstick lodged in his belly after inserting it into his backside 'out of curiosity'.

The 68-year-old man from Hubei claimed that he was interested in checking his backside after developing piles.

The patient was discharged from the hospital in late May after medics removed the metal stick from the pensioner's intestines.

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Joyce Conley
07-29

Whatever happened to common sense!!! Oh I forgot he was feeling the eel for relief of constipation instead of buying a laxative. That's very freaking🤣🤣🤣

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miracle#1
07-30

I highly doubt he was constipated. Working in medical field, you see there are a LOT of things ppl put up their rectum for pleasure. ppl are sick.... you would think I was lying if I named a few things!

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Buddy Rogers
07-30

Have been to mainland China. The people are wonderfully hospitable, but ………. I was very relieved when my spouse did not take a transfer to live and work there. Dangerous country in many ways. Americans have no idea how good they have it in USA.

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