A 33-year-old man suffering from back pain decided to treat himself by using an unusual remedy that was not supported by scientific research. He injected himself with a dose of his sperm every month for a year and a half.
The "alternative therapy" confused doctors at Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin, where the man recently appeared with severe back pain and a raised arm, according to a report published this month in the Irish Medical Journal. [1
The Unnamed Man used his semen" as an innovative method "to treat his chronic back pain, a decision he made without medical help, the report said. He bought an injection needle online and injected with a monthly dose of his sperm in 18
The method does not seem to work.
The man went to the sick days after lifting a heavy steel object, pain in his lower back had worsened, the report said, his right arm where he had injected the liquid Several times, were red and raised, an X-ray showed the air entrapment below which semen was leaked into soft tissue.
Doctors gave the man some antimicrobial drug. warns against injecting similar veins with substances that are not intended for such purposes, although researchers have injected semen into animals such as rats and rabbits, there was no case of this happening There had been a lot of research into injecting one's veins with harmful substances, such as mercury, gasoline, lighter fluid and hydrochloric acid to commit suicide, the doctors wrote. However, they did not find any medical literature on the injection of sperm to treat back pain after a "comprehensive review" of scientific databases, publications and "the wider internet", including "eclectic" sites and forums.
The report did not say how or where the man came up with the unconventional method, although he is not the first case of people who are not doctors who take matters into their own hands.
Last year, controversial biotechnologists Aaron Traywick injected experimental herpes treatment on Facebook Live at a conference in Austin. Months later, he was found dead in a therapy tank inside a spa room in Washington, DC. Police do not lose foul play and his cause of death was not known.