23-year-old Thai man ‘amputates’ his own penis with scissors during psychosis to get rid of painful erection
A Thai man cut off his penis with scissors during a terrifying cannabis-induced psychotic episode.
The life-changing injury occurred after the 23-year-old man smoked 2 grams of marijuana — the equivalent of six joints — in two bong trips. Prior to his self-amputation, the man had stopped using cannabis for three months after being a frequent user for two years.
Two hours after smoking the weed for the first time in months, he experienced a painful erection that had nothing to do with sexual stimulation, which is believed to be a side effect of smoking cannabis.
During his hallucination, the man became so paranoid that he found his appearance “distorted” as he further examined himself to identify the source of the pain.
In an effort to return the odd-looking head of the penis to normal, the man decided to use scissors to ‘cut’ the skin of his penis before completely amputating it, leaving a 2cm stump and a 5cm wound. his scrotum was left behind.
Incredibly, the man then waited two hours before seeking help from medics at a hospital in Chiang Mai city after the bleeding continued.
Doctors briefly considered reconstructing the man’s penis, but it turned out to be fragile and also infested with ants.
The psychosis was so severe that it took him about two weeks to return to this world.
The harrowing story was revealed in a medical case report from the doctors who treated him. The incident came a few weeks after Thailand effectively decriminalized cannabis.
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