An NHS bowel surgeon says he has a special spoon for scooping poo out of his patients’ bums, leaving viewers both amazed and disgusted.
In a TikTok video, Dr Karan Rajan @dr.karanr gives details of the case of a severely constipated person who needed their poo removed before an abscess in their rectum could be treated.
He says: “Today I used a spoon during surgery for this case: manual evacuation of impacted feces from the rectum.
“It’s intended to scoop out the forbidden chocolate pudding.”
Showing off the spoon, he adds: “It may look like a regular dessert spoon but it’s not – it’s a rectal spoon.”
“And it’s good nothing to do with the poo knife,” he adds while showing a picture of one of the turd-slicers some people like to keep next to the loo.
Dr Karan continues: “It comes in two different sizes for different bottoms, tablespoon size and teaspoon size for tight bottoms.
“It even comes in its own sterile package.
“Anyway, I got my juniors to do the dirty work because it’s a good training case.”
The video has been watched nearly 1 million times since it was uploaded on Thursday (September 30) and thousands of people have left comments.
Someone joked: “Be honest you pinched that from the canteen… that can be the only reason why I could never find a spoon in the hospital canteen.”
“Why did you call it chocolate pudding? Now I’ll never be able to eat it again,” said a second viewer.
A third user shared: “I remember the first time seeing that! A dessert spoon packaged by sterile services. I thought ‘Someone’s a fussy eater!'”
According to the NHS, surgeons normally give patients laxatives or an enema before bowel surgery but severe constipation might have to be dealt with “manually” using the spoon.
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