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Man who suffers from erectile dysfunction nearly dies after inserting iron rod into his privates

By Mason White 11:54 AM October 17, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A man who suffers from erectile dysfunction, thought that it was a good idea to insert an iron rod into his private parts, doctors in China said.

52-year-old Kang Niu of Hengyang, tried to improve his sexual performance by inserting the rod into his private parts.

However, he almost died when the rod went into his bladder while sleeping with his girlfriend. Niu was rushed to a hospital, where doctors removed the 13-inch rod from his private parts.

Niu told doctors that he took the unusual step after having trouble keeping a girlfriend.

A spokesperson for the hospital said that the patient erroneously believed that the iron rod will help his erectile dysfunction problem.

The man lived with extreme pain for several months, believing that he will eventually be able to remove the rod by himself.