Man Inserts Eel into His Rectum to Relieve Constipation

Man Inserts Eel into His Rectum to Relieve Constipation

Man Inserts Eel into His Rectum to Relieve Constipation
Photo: Global Times

An elderly from China’s Jiangsu Province almost died after allegedly inserting an 8-inch eel into his rectum to relieve constipation.

Global Times reported that the man from Xinghua inserted an 8-inch eel into rectum. He inserted it into his anus after hearing a folk remedy to cure his constipation. The still alive eel bit his colon then entered into his abdomen.

He finally went to the hospital after suffering from severe pain on the second day after the incident. During the operations, the doctor found the eel still alive inside the man’s body. 

The doctors later on told him that he could die from hemolysis. It is when the red blood cells are destroyed because of the bacteria from the large intestine already reaching the abdomen.

Later on, the man admitted that he avoided medical attention for the pain because he was shy. Until now, there is still no evidence to support the folk remedy to relieve constipation.

In a related yet separate news, a man from Dongguan, Guangdong province also inserted a 16-inch eel into his rectum after hearing the same folk remedy. 

READ: Man Sticks a 16-Inch Live Eel into His Rear to Cure His Constipation

Man Inserts Eel into His Rectum to Relieve Constipation
Photo: Daily Mail UK

Doctors successfully removed the fish inside the man’s body. However, they reported his organ with severe infection filled with waste matter. They treated him in intensive care for three days before being discharged from the hospital.