A Thai man recently underwent emergency surgery after a back-alley penis enhancement procedure lead to him developing penile cancer, the Bangkok Post reports.
“I had olive oil injected into my penis 19 years ago,” the unidentified patient said. “A friend had done it and told us about it. That friend did injections for me and two others at home.” Three years after the surgery, the patient said that the tip of his penis showed signs of infection so he had a circumcision. However, the infections recurred recently and the patient learned he had cancer.
Doctors in Thailand say they are seeing a trend of men wanting to enhance the size of their penises and seeking the services of illegal medical professionals to do so. The Police General Hospital in Bangkok reports that between 30-40 men come to their hospital each month to treat complications to back alley penis enhancement procedures.
The Bangkok Post has more on these dangerous c*ck-growing procedures:
Pol Lt Gen Jongjate Aojanepong, surgeon-general of the Police General Hospital, said it is a myth that penis injections increase organ size.
“There is no medical procedure to increase the size and make it work properly without causing harm. Normally, the procedure is used for erectile dysfunction,” he said.
He said injecting olive oil into a penis cannot enlarge its size. The olive oil, which cannot be absorbed into the body, causes irritation and the body reacts by building connective tissue which can turn malignant.
Pol Lt Gen Jongjate strongly urged men who have had penile injections to consult a doctor as quickly as possible before suffering side-effects.
“There are tens of thousands of men who have undergone the procedure. They should see a doctor, the sooner the better,” he said.
He said the Police General Hospital has set up a special medical unit made up of urinary and cosmetic surgeons to attend to the penile injection cases. Psychologists are also provided.
Dr Surat Kittisupaporn, a urologist, said the substances used for penis injections include olive oil and silicone.
“Olive oil is the most popular because it is cheap and widely available,” he said.
Dr. Surat says that it is not possible to completely correct penile disfigurement, though there are methods to correct them to some degree.
“They won’t get it back 100% but they may get an erection if they did not inject the substance into the ‘core’, he said. “But if it turns out to be cancer, it has to be removed.”
Well, if there is anything to be learned from this, its better to keep the little soldier you have rather than risk losing him altogether.