In a bizarre case, doctors had to use a laser to remove electrical wire that has knotted in an 18-year-old’s bladder after he shoved it up his urethra to arouse himself.
A news report in MailOnline said the unnamed teenager, from Uttar Pradesh in India, was in pain and struggled to urinate - but did not confess to urologists the reason behind his agony.
However, medics delved into his medical history and found out that this was not the first time he had put strange objects into his urethra, the case report revealed.
They assumed he had placed another object into his urethra and conducted scans, which showed an electrical wire tangled in his bladder.
Urologists were forced to use a laser to break the wire up into smaller pieces to pull out of his urethra.
However, they did not reveal how long the wire was.
The bizarre tale, revealed in a prestigious medical journal, did not explain what other objects the man had placed in his urethra in the past.
Writing in the BMJ Case Reports, medics in Lucknow said the man used the wire for 'eroticism' – for his sexual desire.
They added that the surgery was managed by endoscopic removal following fragmentation of wire under local anaesthesia using holmium laser.
The teenager sought medical help after he found it painful to urinate and had pain in his bladder region.
Upon questioning, it was revealed the pain had started after he placed the electric wire in his urethra for sexual gratification.
X-rays conducted by the team at King George's Medical University showed a coiled electric wire in his bladder.
It is thought the wire reached his bladder because of the contractions whenever he tried to urinate, curling it up and pushing it deeper.
Speaking to media, Dr Ajay Aggarwal, claimed the boy had no psychiatric illness as an evaluation proved 'unremarkable'.
The operation proved to be a success and the teenager was discharged 24 hours after the procedure.