Published: Sat, January 19, 2019
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

Man requires hospital treatment after injecting himself with semen

Man requires hospital treatment after injecting himself with semen

The man, who had been suffering from regular bouts of backache throughout is life, made a decision to take matters into his own hands, purchased a hypodermic needle online and started injecting himself with his own semen.

The "cure" was 100 percent his own idea - as well as his own manufacture - and developed without medical advice, he told doctors in the Dublin hospital as they presumably stared in disbelief.

A man's self-treatment of his back pain caused him more discomfort as it turned into an abscess.

The case study reads: "The patient disclosed that he had intravenously injected his own semen as an innovative method to treat back pain". The patient used a hypodermic needle he bought online to administer the procedure, the report said. Rather, it caused cellulitis - a painful, hot to the touch bacterial skin infection. However, medics noticed a red rash and swelling in his forearm.

In this case, the man had initially sought medical care after he'd injured his back lifting a heavy object three days earlier.

A man was discovered to have a very freakish way of treating his back pain, injecting his own semen into his forearm.

The case was reported in the The Irish Medical Journal titled "Semenly" Harmless Back Pain: An Unusual Presentation of a Subcutaneous Abscess.

During his hospital stay, his back pain improved. Doctors then began intravenous antimicrobial treatment.

Although there is a report of the effects of subcutaneous semen injection into rats and rabbits, there were no cases of intravenous semen injection into humans found across the literature.

The only other medical study involving sperm injections took place in 1945, by scientists at the University of Glasgow.

There's a moral to the story, according to Dunne, who called the case an example of "the dangers of venipuncture when carried out by the untrained layperson" as well as "the risks involved with medical experimentation prior to extensive clinical research" - doubtless soon to be immortalized in textbooks to the glee of future medical students.

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