He told doctors initially that it just swam in there by itself
By Reegan von Wildenradt
A Chinese man had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a live eel from his intestines, and told doctors that he had put the eel up his anus in order to cure constipation. (Wondering why you can’t poop? Here’s the weird reason.) According to an article published by The Sun, the man had been experiencing constipation and was told by his friends to try this “folk remedy” as a cure. Heads up, there is zero scientific evidence to back up that an eel will do anything for your digestive system except wreak total havoc, which this one did.
The article detailed how the 49-year-old man from the Baiyun District in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong Province, came to the hospital experiencing abdominal pain, initially omitting the fact that there was an eel in his body. He was immediately rushed into emergency surgery, and doctors were shocked to find a 20-inch Asian swamp eel among his intestines.
Doctors asked him after surgery how it got there. The article stated that he at first told doctors that it had “swam up by itself.” He later admitted to willingly putting the eel up his anus. Why though? Because the guy had been having some constipation issues and his friends told him about an old folk remedy that said an eel could clear up that blockage. (By the way, if you’re actually having constipation problems, you could be lacking this mineral.)
There are a few things to be taken away from this. One, if your friends tell you to shove an eel up your butt, think about how quality those “friends” actually are. Two, if your friends tell you to shove a live eel up your butt and you actually do it, give yourself a slap in the face. And three, if you really are having trouble going, try adding some of these foods to your diet instead. Or, y’know, go to the doctor.