Surgeons in Florida have performed what’s being called the “world’s first” man-hood reduction surgery on a 17-year-old boy. Read more as reported by HuffPost Weird:
The teen came to doctors complaining of a man-hood “too large for intercourse,” according to an article in The Journal of s*xual Medicine, published online in November. He was also unable to play sports or even wear most clothing without his phallus showing through the fabric.
The man-hood was 7 inches long and had a circumference of 10 inches, according to the Daily Mail. That’s about the same size as an average mayonnaise jar, based on measurements taken by HuffPost Weird.
“His man-hood had inflated like a balloon,” Rafael Carrion, a urologist at the University of South Florida who treated the patient, told the Daily Mail.
The shape and massive size of the man-hood was the result of the teen’s sickle cell anemia. Irregular blood cells would block penile blood vessels and lead to swelling and priapism — a long-lasting and painful erection. This had happened three times since the boy was 10, which “progressively led” to a deformed man-hood, according to the Journal.