A Chinese factory worker tried to fix his constipation by putting a 1.6 foot-long eel up his anus. 49-year-old Mr. Liu was rushed to the hospital after complaining of a stomach ache.
Doctors were stunned when they found the Asian swamp eel in his stomach along with feces and food residue.
Liu had refused medical help for his constipation, and opted for the ancient method of shoving an eel up his butt to clear the blockage.
The eel created a hole in Liu's intestines.
Dr. Zhao Zhirong said at first Liu wouldn't say what was causing his stomach pain:
"We asked Mr Liu when we spotted the eel in his stomach, he said the eel went into his anus by mistake. But after the surgery, he told us that he actually put an eel inside his anus himself."
Dr. Zhao said the eel was dead when they pulled it out, and he's not sure if it was alive when Liu put it in.
Liu is now recovering in the hospital, and Dr. Zhao added that the situation could've been much worse if he had waited longer to go to the hospital.
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