Man hospitalised after injecting himself with his own semen

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A man was hospitalised after it was discovered he'd been injecting himself with his own semen for 18 months.

The 33-year-old patient developed a subcutaneous abscess on his right arm, where he had been injecting himself with semen on a monthly basis for a year and a half.

After doctors found the abscess, he explained his "innovative" healing method.

An X-ray showed he also had emphysema and an oedema - a build-up of watery fluid - under the skin.

While the doctor was tasked with treating the man's back pain, during the examination he noticed a swelling on his arm.

"He had devised this "cure" independent of any medical advice", Dr. Lisa Dunne stated in the case report.

The "unique" case was the flawless demonstration for how risky DIY treatments can be.

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But he complained of severe, sudden onset lower back pain after he lifted a heavy steel object three days before presenting at the hospital.

'He revealed he had injected one monthly "dose" of semen for 18 consecutive months using a hypodermic needle which had been purchased online'.

The man's condition did not improve despite his semen injections, but a short hospital stay did relieve some of his pain, the doctor said.

She concluded that there were no other reported cases of intravenous semen injection to be found anywhere in medical literature, and a broader search of the internet found no source that recommended this as a cure.

The journal reports that this is believed to be the first reported medical case of the injection of semen for such a goal, and went on to say that even in research of "more eclectic internet sites", they could not find any cases of human injection of semen.

"The case also demonstrates the risks involved with medical experimentation prior to extensive clinical research". Doctors then began intravenous antimicrobial treatment.

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