Man Pleasured Himself So Hard He Ended Up In Intensive Care

A man pleasured himself so hard that he ended up in hospital.
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Prepare to be astonished by an extraordinary medical story about a bit of self-love gone wrong.

In a rather peculiar and perhaps unprecedented event, doctors recently reported an unusual case involving a 20-year-old man who found himself in the emergency department in a rather embarrassing way, as per ScienceDirect.

Brace yourselves for the bizarre tale of how he quite literally pleasured himself so hard that he ended up in the hospital.

Picture this – a young man, aged 20, shows up at the emergency department with all the signs of something amiss.

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He’s battling severe shortness of breath, experiencing chest pain that’s making his face swell up, and, wait for it, emitting rattling and cracking sounds from his jaw down to his chest and even elbows.

Strange, right?

The medical team promptly moved him to intensive care, where he received oxygen and pain relief.

A CT scan was ordered, and the results left everyone with jaws dropped.

It turns out, this guy had what is scientifically known as ‘profound pneumomediastinum’.

For the non-medical experts among us, this means that air had managed to sneak its way into the space between his lungs, causing a rather odd reaction.

What’s even more baffling is that the air had travelled to his chest, arms, and neck, which the physicians could detect by feeling unusual air bubbles under his skin.

Now, you might be wondering how on earth this happened.

Well, the condition of pneumomediastinum can be caused by lung or oesophagus trauma, or even by a sudden increase in pressure within the pleural cavity – the space that surrounds each lung.

In this case, the young man had what they call a ‘spontaneous pneumomediastinum’, which usually affects guys in their twenties.

Man in underwear.
The man pleasured himself so hard that he ended up in the hospital. Credit: Alamy

According to medical gurus, it can be triggered by things like acute asthma, strenuous physical activity, excessive vomiting, or violent coughing.

But, the medical history of this young chap revealed that, apart from some mild asthma, nothing else could have caused such a bizarre condition.

However, there was one tiny clue that unravelled the entire mystery – the timing of his symptoms.

And here’s where things get a little awkward. Brace yourself for some TMI.

The patient admitted that the whole ordeal began when he was in bed, engaging in a bit of self-pleasure.

Yep, you heard that right – he was, well, m*****bating.

It seems that during this intimate act, something went awry, leading to the extraordinary series of events that landed him in the hospital.

Now, before you jump to conclusions, let’s clarify that there have been a few reported cases of pneumomediastinum linked to s**ual activity.

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However, the doctors couldn’t find any instances associated with autoe***icism.

So, this guy might just be the pioneer in the rather niche field of ‘m*****batory pneumomediastinum’ – a world-first, if you will.

But fear not, because there’s a silver lining in this tale.

In most cases, pneumomediastinum resolves itself without the need for medical intervention.

Fortunately, this young man was kept under observation until his symptoms cleared up, and he was reportedly discharged within a week with no lingering chest pain, but a mighty and unforgettable anecdote about his adventurous way into the ICU.

Remember, life is full of surprises, and sometimes, you just can’t predict the twists and turns it might take.

Stay curious, but most importantly, stay safe.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.