Two drunk friends had swollen penises after injecting each other with a cream that they heard could give them extra girth
- French men, both in their thirties, took inspiration from the seedy YouTube tutorial.
- Injected their penises with anti-hematoma cream – sometimes used to treat piles
- Medics in Strasbourg believe cream clogged its members’ lymph vessels
Two drunk friends had swollen penises after injecting each other with a cream that they heard could give them extra girth.
The French men, both in their thirties, watched a YouTube tutorial that gave false tips on how to get a bigger penis.
It told them to inject themselves with anti-hematoma cream – sometimes used to treat heaps – to increase the size of their members. But instead of experimenting on themselves, they decided to inject each other.
Doctors treating the unidentified couple found they had “progressive painful swelling of the penis during the night” and went to the hospital the next morning.
Both men complained that it hurt when doctors touched her penis to investigate the damage. And gruesome pictures published in a medical journal showed the extent of their swelling.
Health professionals fear that the cream is blocking the lymph vessels in the penis, preventing the body from naturally removing excess fluid and causing it to swell.
Both men were instructed to rest and take pain medication in the hopes that the swelling would decrease on its own.
However, the dermatologists at the Strasbourg University Hospital have no idea whether the men permanently damaged their penis from their drunken attempt – because they never bothered to return to the exam.
Two drunk friends had swollen penises after injecting each other with anti-hematoma cream – sometimes used to treat heaps – to increase the size of their members
The team wrote about the case in the journal Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie: ‘Injecting yourself into the penis is an ancient practice.
“It may be motivated by a desire to have a bigger penis in order to increase self-esteem or achieve improved sexual performance, or it can be part of chemical sexual practices, among other things.”
“It is becoming more and more accessible as patients can now watch online tutorials, as was the case in this case.”
But doctors warned men that injecting their penis can lead to painful ulcers, burns, and erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Rich Viney, a consultant urologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, told MailOnline, “In this story we have two amateurs who are under the influence of alcohol injecting a product that is not intended to be injected into their penis under the guidance of a YouTube video .
“That would never work well, and there is a real chance that it could cause irreversible damage with long-term effects on your erections. This is something that no sane person would do.
Ultimately, enlarging the appearance of the genitals in both men and women carries the risk of scarring and infection, poor outcomes, and possible loss of function.
“If someone wants to study interventions of this type, they should turn to a suitably qualified specialist and ideally get more than one opinion.”
Dr. Viney said that men who wanted to increase the size of their penis were becoming increasingly popular.
But he cautioned people against doing home plastic home improvement, telling them to leave it to experts or risk permanent damage.
Dr. Viney added, “Injection of fillers, similar to those used on the face, has been used to improve penile girth (they cannot improve length).
“In this environment, great caution is required and should only be carried out (if at all) by a specialist with appropriate experience.
The injections are made into the superficial tissue. If you inject into the corpora yourself, the product interferes with the drainage of blood from the penis and can cause priapism (a painless and sustained erection), which can quickly lead to irreversible damage to the penis and cause long-term erectile dysfunction. ‘
The 24-year-old transgender woman has to have her testicle removed after it became twisted from an excruciating injury caused by “stowing”.
A transgender woman had one of her testicles removed because she made a habit of hiding – made famous by the hit TV show Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
The unidentified 24-year-old from the Philippines had not yet undergone a full sex reassignment surgery.
The avid crossdresser has been pushing her testicles back into her stomach four times a week since growing up to hide her genitals.
Her habit was often painful, but she shrugged.
But when she pulled her testicles back into her scrotum during her final attempt, one of them twisted around the string it was dangling from.
The gruesome accident – known as testicular torsion – left the woman in excruciating pain and cut off the blood supply to her genitals.
Without urgent treatment to get the blood flowing again, the testicle may die and must be removed.
Experts told MailOnline that while little researched into the dangers of tucking it away, it poses an obvious threat to the testicles. They said any severe testicular pain that lasts at least 20 minutes should be reported to a doctor immediately.
Tucking is a common practice in trans and drag communities, with the habit appearing in VH1’s Ru Paul’s Drag Race.