A man was admitted to a Bangkok hospital after an unlicensed olive oil injection meant to enlarge his penis caused an infection so horrible his testicles swelled to the size of the medium size fruit, the Bangkok Post reports.
Six months ago, the 50 -year-old man, who is unnamed in reports, reportedly suffered a cut to his penis, but he refused to go the doctor until it became infected. When he finally went to the hospital, doctors discovered the man had cancer that required his penis to be amputated, the Post reported.
“He was ashamed to visit a doctor, but the pain and the infection grew so he had no choice,” doctor Surat Kittisup-porn told the Post.
Some, including Barstool Sports, are not so sure the olive oil injection is to blame for the man’s tragic condition:
Some dude gets olive oil injected in his cock 5 years ago. For 4 and a half years he walks around with a perfectly fine, big old penis. Then 6 months ago he slices open his dick and gets an infection and everything falls apart. Hey bro I don’t think it was the olive oil from ’07! Pretty sure your coconut dick and your cancer are from injuring your dick and letting it get infected.
But olive oil penis injections have caused dire consequences before. In 1995, the American College of Chest Physicians published a report on a man who suffered respiratory failure after the procedure left him with legions on his lungs and genitalia.
In 2005, one of Bangkok’s daily papers, the Nation, reported that many men in Ayutthaya, Thailand underwent the procedure, which caused swelling, inflammation and abscesses.