​Man With Huge 'Popeye' Arms Could Lose Them, According To Doctors

You may remember Kirill Tereshin, 21, from Russia, who has been injecting synthetic chemicals into his arms to get them to swell up to resemble enormous muscles.

However, doctors have said to him that this is incredibly dangerous (as well as not helping how much he can actually lift) as the concoction - a cocktail of lidocaine, alcohol, and olive oil known as 'synthol' - can cause strokes, embolisms, and nerve damage.

Doctors are understandably worried by the process used to create his 'Popeye' arms, and now they've given Tesherin a chilling prediction of what could happen to him in future - the litres of synthol that he's pumped into his arms could lead to him having his arms amputated.


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Professor Evgene Lilin told the Mail: "He very likely faces amputation in the future. One day abscesses will develop, then inflammation and he (will be at risk of) a stroke.

"The bad thing is that already-injected synthol or its equivalent will remain in his muscles for the next five to seven years, even if he stops adding more now."

Doctors have also warned that he faces paralysis as well as the threat of arm amputation.


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Another added: "Inside the arms of this man there are already pathologically changed tissues that look like jelly with insertions. They are aseptic or inflammatory so far but these are abscesses.

"They consist either of oil or blood from the damaged vessels. They can't be removed."

That would explain the massive swelling and redness of his biceps then.

Synthol is legal but dangerous, and Tereshin says he has saved loads of money with his DIY effort.

He says his goal is to get up to a million followers on Instagram.


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He explains: "If I had used real synthol, it would have cost me about 400,000 roubles (£5,000), but as I made it myself, I spent only about 4,000 roubles (£50 pounds).

"I did not feel any discomfort in my arms when I was doing it.... my body got used to it.

"Within a month I got 106,000 subscribers in my Instagram. I love to be recognisable."

He also claims he is considering an offer to star in a porn film. At the niche market of the market, you'd presume.

Words: Tom Wood

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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