Man hospitalised after injecting himself with his own semen

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The man also revealed that he had injected himself once a month for 18 months using a needle he had bought online.

Details of his case have been revealed in the Irish Medical Journal, which notes there is no proof semen injections treat back pain or any other sores.

An intravenous antimicrobial drip was used to treat the man and his condition improved, but he opted to discharge himself without allowing doctors to make an incision and drain the "collection" of fluid.

"Upon this occasion the patient had injected three "doses" of semen intra-vascularly and intra-muscularly".

This case study was published with one mission in mind - to be educational and warn others against trying similar methods at home.

The paper states that as per research, it is the first such case found in medical literature.

The doctor who wrote this month's report made no reference to any medical studies ever done into whether the unusual injections could help pain.

She also explained that there had never been any tests on the effects of injecting semen into human veins or muscles.

Attempts at intravenous and arterial injection of harmful substances such as mercury, gasoline, charcoal lighter fluid, hydrochloric acid and hydrocarbon are well described and are generally carried out in attempted suicide as opposed to the case detailed above in which the patient was aiming to relieve physical discomfort.

The semen, according to the case report, had leaked into soft tissues.

The only past examples of semen injections noted in the journal - which could feasibly have inspired the misguided man - were experiments done by injecting human ejaculate into rats and rabbits.

The study went on to say this situation must be taken as a warning and "demonstrates the risks involved with medical experimentation prior to extensive clinical research in the form of phased trials inclusive of safety and efficacy assessments".

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