I was days away from having my penis amputated after it suddenly swelled
MANY people try to go the loo one last time before work starts or prior to climbing into bed.
But when John went to the toilet before the start of his shift, he was confronted with his penis being double its usual size.
The 24-year-old said his todger continued to swell, and was getting increasingly bigger.
John appears on new show, 'This Came Out of Me', and has revealed his harrowing ordeal.
He said that once he noticed the swelling, he drove to his nearest emergency room in Odessa, Texas and said as he was driving, he started to panic.
"I could feel it steadily just getting bigger and bigger. When I got here, it was almost double the size, it was just constantly growing. That’s when I knew that they got to do something!”
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John added that the stress of the situation also prompted him to send a picture of his swollen private parts to his parents.
On arrival at the hospital, he was put in the safe hands of ER physician Dr Nilang Patel who said that if he hadn't come in when he did, he would have risked amputation.
He explained: "It would have pinched off and cut off the blood supply to the tip of the penis which would lead to gangrene, which means dead tissue.
"And that dead tissue would have allowed bacteria to propagate and potentially have a very sick infection to the point where we might have needed an amputation.”
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John wasn't sure how he ended up with a swollen penis, but the most common causes include an allergic reaction, an injury from sexual intercourse, poor hygiene, a piercing or infection.
On examination, John said he hadn't had sex for two weeks and the medical team deduced that his enlarged member was not down to an STI.
Doctors then prepared John for penile drainage in order to reduce the swelling.
But due to the amount of pain John had been in, he struggled to keep still, meaning Dr Patel had to give him anti-anxiety medication to help calm him down.
Once he had relaxed a little, Dr Patel numbed John's groin with local anaesthetic in order to relive the pressure around the penis.
He then had to inject John with lidocaine and anaesthetic so that he didn't feeling any pain during the procedure.
But the moment the needle touched John’s skin, he tensed up and screamed.
Once he calmed down again Dr Patel poked little holes with a hypodermic needle to drain the excess fluid.
Lots of fluid was then removed from John's genitals, with liquid squirting out.
After some time, John’s penis started to look like its normal self again, as the excess fluid slowly was drained away.
Once enough fluid had been drained, Dr Patel said the rest of the liquid would remove itself and that John would have to follow up with his specialist.
John was delighted to see his penis had gone back to normal.
"I was freaking out, and then they bring a big needle to stick in you.
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"It’s not a fun experience, but as I said, that doctor is a great guy. I’d recommend him for all penis procedures for sure", he said.
John appeared on This Came Out of Me, which airs weekly from 10pm on Tuesday May 3 on Quest Red, you can also stream it on discovery+.
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