Because back pain did not want to be less, a 33-year-old Irishman visited Adelaide and the Meath Hospital in Dublin. There he told the doctors he had taken the pain to lift a heavy object.
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After the exam, however, the doctors focused on one other part of the body of the man – the right forearm. This showed a red and hardened swelling, which they identified as severe subcutaneous infection.
X-rays confirmed the suspicion: a large abscess had formed under the skin of his patient.
«Alternative healing method»
When the search for the 33-year-old's causes finally admitted that he had recently injected his sperm right at this point. He wanted to cure his backache. Unlike the previous ones, however, this time he injected three times the dose, both intravenously and intramuscularly.
Previous times? Triple dose? The doctors wanted to know more. Gradually, her patient revealed that she practiced this "alternative cure" for about 18 months. After all, his back has been a problem for a long time.
In addition to the abscess, the 33-year-old had contracted a severe subcutaneous bacterial infection – a so-called cellulite, not to be confused with cellulite, also called orange peel. Therefore, the doctors gave him another syringe, this time containing antimicrobial agents. However, before the treatment could be completed, the patient left alone.
First case of this type
But why has the man had the idea that sperm can help with back pain? This was also the question of the doctors and the research began.
Although they found a report on the effects of sperm injections in rats and female rabbits, however, they found no evidence that such a thing was also applied to humans. As a result, they have documented the – not recommended for imitation – before. The report was published in the Irish Medical Journal.