A British man who experienced difficulties urinating underwent surgery that left him with an “extremely buried penis” – worsening his condition and preventing him from having sex with his wife, according to a report.
The man had been initially told that he would undergo a “dorsal slit” — a single incision along the upper length of the foreskin — for his urinary problem, but when he was wheeled into surgery at Furness General Hospital, Dr. Kavinder Madhra told him he would perform a full circumcision, according to The Mail.
But during the October 2012 surgery, when he was 54, too much skin was removed and he was left with an “extremely buried penis,” a condition that “took his manhood away,” almost caused his marriage to break down and left him suicidal.
The unidentified man also was left unable to direct the flow of urine and has to press a bucket against himself when going to the toilet, according to the news outlet.
“After the operation I suffered an infection and when all the swelling had gone down I was pretty much left without a penis as it was buried in my body,” he said.
“I haven’t been able to go to the toilet normally since as I have no control when I go for a wee. It just shoots everywhere so I have to use a bucket,” he continued.
“That has stopped me going out to restaurants or any days out as it is just so difficult and embarrassing,” the man added. “I’ve had experts come and see me and basically suggest that I wear a large nappy. I am not prepared to degrade myself any further by doing that.
“Before the operation I had a good sex life with my wife but that has been impossible since. That has been really difficult to handle,” he said. “I basically go to bed unable to have any sexual activity with my wife. That has been taken from us and had a massive impact on our relationship.”
The man took legal action against the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, whose officials admitted that too much skin had been removed during the botched procedure.
They also acknowledged that he had not been fully warned of the risks of complications as a result of his being overweight. Outside medical experts said he also should have undergone liposuction and skin grafts at the same time.
The man received a negotiated settlement of about $154,000 in the case with the help of medical negligence attorney Rachel O’Connor.
“The problem my client faced initially was quite common in that he was finding it difficult to go to the toilet due to experiencing tightening of the foreskin, which was making it difficult to urinate,” O’Connor said.
“Given his weight and condition, it was the view of independent medical experts that we consulted that a circumcision should never have been carried out in isolation and the matter was further worsened by the surgeon removing too much skin during the operation.
“The impact on my client’s life has been huge. He says he has gone from a happy-go-lucky person who had a good social life to someone who admits he has been moody and angry and feeling trapped in his home,” she continued.
“There was suggestion of him having reconstructive surgery, but he lost all trust in the medical profession as a result of what happened.”
Madhra had been allowed to continue practicing despite five complaints being made against him by both patients and doctors in 2014, but he resigned four years later after the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service imposed restrictions on his work.
Shahedal Bari, the trust’s medcial director, said: “I would like to say how sorry I am for the harm caused to this patient.I sincerely hope that this financial settlement will go some way towards compensating him for what has happened.”
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