This strange incident took place in Guangdong, a Chinese province, that left everyone with a hanging jaw. A man was admitted to a hospital after sitting on the toilet for too long. This doesn't sound too bad but the reality of the situation is much worse.
Trip to the hospital
It’s very common these days for us to take our smartphones when using the bathroom, especially while pooping. And that's what this man was doing as well. However, he was unaware of the catastrophic situation that would soon follow.
The man was playing a video game on his phone while sitting on the toilet bowl for more than 30 minutes. After a while, he felt intense pressure in his anus and felt a bullet-like organ poking out from his rear end. He was immediately rushed to the hospital with the help of his friend.
As reported by The Straits Timesthe man was diagnosed with a prolapsed rectum. The mass was found to be 20 centimetres long and was caused by the prolonged sitting position which resulted in the weakening of his pelvic muscles.
Why it happened?
Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum - the lower end of the colon located just above the anus - drops downwards and turns inside out, according to Singhealth. The weakened anal muscles can lead to leakage of stool or mucus.
This case was ruled out to be mild, however, it can be fatal if left untreated for long and can even result in necrosis. The modern habit of passing time on the phone while sitting on the toilet for long periods of time can result in several health issues.
This article is translated from GentsideDE.