Smartphone Charger Cable Found in Man's Bladder During Surgery


Doctors at a hospital in India have been left in shock after removing a 2-foot mobile phone charging cable from a 30-year-old man’s urinary bladder after operating on his stomach at first.

X-ray showing the 2-foot mobile phone charging cable. Source -

The patient whose mental stability has been put to a question told the doctors that he swallowed the cable through his mouth but the doctors found out the cable had entered the bladder through the penis.

The doctors then decided to get a stool test and an endoscopy done from him to determine the whereabouts of the wire.

“We examined his stool and conducted an endoscopy but could not find the wire. When we operated him, there was nothing in the gastrointestinal tract,” Guwahati-based surgeon Dr Walliul Islam, told Timesnownews.

The only way to figure out the real reason was to get an X-Ray done right before the man went into surgery. The results it showed astounded the doctor and his team. It was determined henceforth that the cable was in the urinary bladder.

The doctor said, “He told us that he had consumed headphones through the mouth, but, in fact, he had inserted the object through his penis. I have been conducting surgeries for 25 years now but this is the first time such a case has happened.”

He added that the man had a habit of inserting not just cables, but other objects as well. “He did this to derive sexual pleasure with the help of masturbation. It’s a type of masturbation called urethral sounding, which is the insertion of an object or liquid through the urethra,” he said.

However, the urethral sounding is not a rare phenomenon. “Instances of men indulging in it are known. But this person went to an extreme and hence the cable reached his urinary bladder,” Islam added.

It was further revealed that the man came to the doctors five days after the ordeal and kept stating that he had consumed it through the mouth. The team wouldn’t have gone to the point of surgery if he had told the truth.

Islam also stated that this was solely done for sexual pleasure and there was nothing wrong with him, mental health-wise.The cable was removed and the patient was said to be recovering well.

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