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Doctors Remove 8-Inch Screwdriver From...?

... from his rectum!!!

What what in the butt.

Yes, a 46-year-old man had a screwdriver pulled out from his "black-hole sun" after he apparently pushed it inside himself.

The man, who remains unnamed, suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He checked himself into a Miami hospital complaining of week-long abdominal and pelvic pain.

He had the screwdriver up in there for a week!

When doctors performed a CT scan of the abdominal area it showed that the screwdriver pierced a part of his large intestine. Ouch!

The screwdriver was successfully removed and the man was found to be doing well with a functional ostomy (fancy medical term meaning "stool') during a return visit two weeks later.

The man was then discharged to Behavioral Health for inpatient treatment for his psychiatric disorders.

Doctor Youssef Shaban (not Doctor Phillips) wrote in a report for Annals of Medicine & Surgery that stressed the importance for surgeons to maintain high suspicion when encountering psychiatric patients with lower stomach or rectal pain.

"The patient may not be forthcoming with information secondary to embarrassment or possible psychiatric issues," the report said. "Providers must express empathy and compassion while maintaining nonjudgmental composure."

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