Man requires medical treatment at Dublin hospital after injecting himself with his own semen 2 years ago

Man requires medical treatment at Dublin hospital after injecting himself with his own semen

Ah, come on.

In a recent medical report by Dr. Lisa Dunne of Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Tallaght, she documented a case involving a 33-year-old man that required medical treatment at a Dublin hospital because he was repeatedly injecting himself with his own semen.

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Dr. Dunne states that this man was using the unorthodox approach in order to help him with longstanding lower-back pain that he was enduring.

The case which was titled Semenly’ Harmless Back Pain: An Unusual Presentation of a Subcutaneous Abscess has been recently published in the Irish Medical Journal.

Ultimately, this man developed a subcutaneous abscess after intravenously injecting his own semen in an attempt to treat longstanding back pain. He had devised this “cure” independent of medical advice.

The gentleman had been injecting himself with a "dose of semen for 18 consecutive months using a hypodermic needle which had been purchased online."

A radiograph also revealed that this unproven treatment saw him develop emphysema and oedema – excess watery fluid – under his skin.

Dr Dunne described the case as “unique” and said that it's also "the first ever described case of intravascular semen injection and associated abscess in the medical literature."

However, she also stressed its severity and warned anyone against providing their own independent diagnoses.

The report warns about "the dangers of venepuncture when carried out by the untrained layperson as well as the vascular and soft tissue hazards surrounding the attempted injection of substances not intended for intravenous use."

More details can be found here.