A man in Southeast China was taken to a hospital in the middle of the night after his rectum fell out of his body.
The unknown man told the doctor that he was sitting on the toilet shell using his phone for half an hour while attempting to excrete.
Furthermore, the doctor discovered a massive, 16 centimeters long piece overhanging out of his anus. It had to be removed by way of surgery.
The incident reportedly happened in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province on February 4.
According to Kan Kan News, the patient spent around half an hour playing games on his phone inside his home bathroom.
Dr. Su Dan, of the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, stated the man had a rectal prolapse.
This type of condition happens when the end of the intestines misses its junction inside the body and falls out.
As reported by the doctor, the patient’s state was expressly critical.
“The patient had rectal prolapse since he was four years old, the bulge was able to retract, but he did not treat the condition and the situation got worse,” he said.
Medical examinations depict what seems to be a large growth in the shape of a ball coming from the anus. Also, there were bruises and bloody specks within the patient’s intestinal wall.
Operators managed to eliminate the piece and the man is now healing.
The prolapse of the rectum is quite common among children or aging patients. However, it gets worse if the patient doesn’t treat it properly in time.
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons estimates rectal prolapse affects about 2 out of every 100,000 people.
Dr. Su believes this particular case of rectum fall is due to the long duration spent in the toilet. Namely, it weakens the muscles in the pelvis, causing to fail.
Medical specialists advise people who experience constipation should eat more fruit and vegetables and to avoid food too hard to defecate.