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Man Cuts Off Own Penis with Kitchen Knife

Man Cuts Off Own Penis with Kitchen Knife

Presents the amputated penis to Hospital

Man, 48 allegedly suffering from schizophrenic disorder amputated own penis with a kitchen knife, took the penis to hospital, following ‘marriage problems.

A report in a medical journal, monitored on Mail Online said the unnamed Kenyan has been left with a stump as the doctors cannot reattach the penis because it took too long before he presented the case to hospital and the penis was not preserved properly. Doctors, however operated on the wound to prevent it becoming infected and healed well

Medics, according to the report said he ‘attributed his action to perennial problems with the spouse, most of which surrounded his reproductive organs’.

Doctors tried to reattach the penis but had to abandon their plans because it wasn’t preserved properly and was detached for too long.

Medical journal reports say “If left too long the wound could have become infected and he may have had to have had a urostomy bag fitted because of the permanent damage to his urethra”. Adding that Blood loss or sepsis — a deadly immune response to infection — could even result in death, in a worst-case scenario.

Dr Rono Kipkemoi, from Egerton University in Eldoret, Kenya, and colleagues said the man was ‘healing well’ after his operation.

They wrote: ‘Self-inflicted penile amputation is an uncommon form of physical self-harm resulting from psychological anomaly.

‘The condition not only presents a surgical emergency but also has the potential to cause subsequent challenges in self-care and sexual function thereby exacerbating the psychological distress of the patient.’

Injuries like these are incredibly rare. Patients who carry out such an act normally suffer from psychiatric disorders, hallucinations or drug abuse.


Source: Dare Agbeluyi, Chief Publisher, with reports monitored on Mail Online

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Dare Agbeluyi is a 1985 graduate of Mass Communication, University of Lagos. And Master of Arts, in Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, 1988. A very experienced media practitioner since 1986. He has worked in both print and broadcast media. A prolific writer; He became a columnist with The Punch where he pioneered the automobile column known as Automart, now metamorphosed to Transport column published every Wednesday, while still working officially as senior Advertorial Coordinator, in charge of supplements. He is an all-around media practitioner. In 1996, Dare started media brokerage, interfacing between agencies and media, leveraging on his media experience to bulk and sell cheaper. A versatile media man, who has a knack for creative writing. He is also a prolific scriptwriter. In Broadcast media, Dare is an independent content provider for radio stations. Among his recent works aired on Nigeria radio stations include Child Comfort (A magazine program on child care); GoodLiving (A pidgin program on healthy living) and Girl Child (A magazine program on gender discrimination). The programs ran on radio stations across Nigeria’s geo-political zones. Dare Agbeluyi is in the full membership category of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).


  1. That’s really absurd. His schizophrenic state must have been heightened, consistently, by incessant psychological abuse…by the spouse.
    In other cases, might have evoked societal violence as against this rare case of self-violence.


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