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Fire crews were called to a hospital in the UK to cut a metal ring off a man's penis.
A doctor at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary called in the Technical Rescue service of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to help a man who had a stainless steel metal ring stuck to his penis on Thursday (22 July) afternoon.
Crews used specialist cutting equipment to relieve the anonymous patient from his painfully embarrassing predicament.
Commenting on the odd case, former GP Dr Stuart Oliver said the mishap would have been 'incredibly painful' for the bloke.
Speaking to YorkshireLive, he said: "I have no idea why this particular man would have done this but I can only assume that it was done to help maintain an erection.
"The problem is that the blood has gone into the penis and it needs to drain back and if it gets swollen up then that would prevent it from happening.
"It will have been incredibly painful and you would need to remove the ring as quickly as possible as there is a possibility that gangrene could start developing.
"It is a strange thing to do with a metal ring, rubber is more stretchable."
A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews attended a hospital on Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, yesterday [Thursday] afternoon to assist a patient."
While this case is obviously unusual, perhaps the fella in question can comfort himself with the knowledge that he is far from the first person to have put their penis somewhere they shouldn't have.
In 2018, a man in Hong Kong decided to use a large metal nut as a makeshift penis ring in order to maintain an erection.
Sadly for the 34-year-old, the nut couldn't be dislodged from the base of his shaft and he ended up in hospital.
By the time he was seen, he had developed a fever as well as a penis that was 'severely oedematous' - meaning it had accumulated a lot of excess fluid.
Doctors had to use a diamond disc cutter in order to get through the metal, presumably causing his member to shrivel to the brink of invisibility.
Even then though, it wasn't enough to prevent the bloke from sustaining two cuts on his Johnson during the procedure.
Now that's a lesson learnt the hard way (pun very much intended).
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