After a gamer from China got paralyzed from the waist down for playing online games all night long, another man from Southeast China is suffering from the same fate. This man was brought to the hospital after his rectum started to fell out of his body.
The unnamed man was rushed in the middle of the night after he was said to have used his phone in playing games while doing his business on the toilet for half an hour.
The attending doctor said that while he was sitting on the toilet and try to poop, his rectum started to suddenly fell. A massive lump was reportedly found in the area which measures around 16 centimeters long. Since it was sticking out of his anus, a surgery was required to remove it.
Too Much Online Games
The man reportedly spent more than half an hour playing a mobile phone game on the toilet. Dr. Su Dan of the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University revealed that the patient was diagnosed with a rectal prolapse. This is a condition when the end of the intestines loses its grip on the body, causing it to fall.
The hospital also stated that the man has suffered from the condition since he was a boy.
The man has suffered rectal prolapses from when he was a boy. But he did not take note of it over a long period of time, and did not want to cultivate good toilet habits. He also had the modern-day habit of sitting on the toilet for a long time while playing with his phone.
It’s because of the long-term habit of sitting on the toilet for long periods of time that created great pressure on the abdomen, eventually resulting in rectal prolapses that progressively got worse (over the years).
When the patient went to the hospital to receive an emergency care, he had a pained look on his face and was leaning on his friends because he was unable to walk by himself. The doctors who examined him found a tail, which turned out to be his prolapsed rectum, which is 20 cm long. There were bruises and blood spots on his intestinal wall too.
Although the case was not a critical condition, exposure for too long would have caused the organ to be subject to perforation. Two days after the operation, he was able to go home to his family.
According to the doctor, the descent of the prolapse was caused by the duration spent sitting on the toilet. As he tries to poo, the muscles in the pelvis gradually became weak, causing the prolapse.
This is another eye-opener for us, especially those who love using their gadgets while in the toilet.