Source: The Sun
INDIA — IT’S up there with every man’s worst nightmare – anything bad happening to his penis.
So spare a thought for one poor bloke in India who was left with a HORN growing out of his manhood – a bizarre side effect from an op down there.
The 60-year-old had undergone surgery to repair his urethra – the tube you pee out of – after it became too narrow to work properly.
Two months after the op he noticed something odd happening, and went back to see doctors.
They discovered a cutaneous horn growing from the head of his penis.
Surgeons removed the horn, but one month later the man’s nightmare ordeal repeated itself when the horn grew back – reaching one inch in length, according to the British Medical Journal case report.
A cutaneous horn is a type of growth made of keratin, that can appear anywhere on the skin.
Keratin is a protein that makes up the top layer of the skin, and when it overgrows it can cause a cone or horn-like lump.
Most aren’t cancerous, and can be easily treated.
They can be caused by surgical trauma – like scar tissue – sexually transmitted infections, precancerous skin cells, a tight foreskin or scarring.
Doctors treating the man said the condition, when affecting the penis, can cause serious problems for a patient’s sex life.
The patient, who was treated at King George’s Medical University Hospital in India, had no history of cancer or injury and had been circumscribed as a baby.
Doctors believe his recent surgery had caused the horn to grow.
“The patients usually seek treatment due to disfigurement and difficulty during sexual intercourse,” doctors wrote in the report.
“It is bothersome to the patients, sometimes greatly affecting their sexual life.”
The patient had a history of lichen sclerosus, a skin condition that affects the genitals causing itching and white patches.
The condition is usually easily treated, but can cause complications.
In this man’s case it caused a urethral stricture, or narrowing of the tube.
Thankfully, surgeons were able to remove the horn, the second time around – and no lasting damage was caused to the man’s penis.