A Word of Warning

Ursula and I were talking about this over lunch today and we agreed there is no chance that this was accidental.  From The Daily Telegraph:

A 2cm long fish apparently found it’s way into the penis of a 14-year-old boy from India in a bizarre medical case.

The patient was admitted to hospital with complaints of pain, dribbling urine and acute urinary retention spanning a 24-hour period. According to the boy, the fish slipped into his penis while he was cleaning his aquarium at home.

Professor Vezhaventhan and Professor Jeyaraman, who treated the boy and later wrote a paper on the case, explained: “While he was cleaning the fish tank in his house, he was holding a fish in his hand and went to the toilet for passing urine. When he was passing urine, the fish slipped from his hand and entered his urethra and then he developed all these symptoms.”

After detecting the fish in the boy’s bladder, Vezhaventhan and Jeyaraman used a technique known as cystourethroscopy to insert a special set of forceps down the patient’s penis. Unfortunately, the fish was just too slippery to grip, so they resorted to using a rigid ureteroscope with a tool attached that is normally used for removing bladder stones.

The fish the urologists removed, which Practical Fishkeeping believes to be a small member of the Betta genus, measured 2cm long and 1.5cm wide.

He was later admitted into counseling to help him overcome any trauma.

We decided that steps need to be taken to prevent future tragedies.

He fell on it.

He fell on it.

Fish courtesy of Hessiebell.

~ by KBSpangler on May 20, 2009.

7 Responses to “A Word of Warning”

  1. Wow. Just… wow. I have a betta, and it’s hard enough getting that fish into the net. Let alone into a bodily orifice… I can’t imagine anyone actually believing that was an accident.

  2. “He was later admitted into counseling to help him overcome any trauma.”

    Sure… trauma… that’s why he’s going for counselling. And by “counselling” I mean “What not to do with your pee-pee 101”

  3. And his parents probably thought keeping fish would be a harmless hobby that would keep him out of trouble. Now they’re likely to worry about what he is thinking any time he’s in the fish section of a pet shop. And rightly so, poor fish.

  4. Too bad he doesn’t live in the Amazon. If it were a candiru, he could’ve played it off as an accident

  5. “He was later admitted into counseling to help him overcome any trauma.”

    Who? The boy, or the fish…?

  6. WHAT.

  7. O_o
    No words….

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