According to the man, he had been playing mobile games while trying to defecate.
A man in Southeast China was brought to the hospital at midnight after having noticed that a ball-shaped bump fell from his anus while he was on the toilet. After he reached the hospital, he explained to the doctor that he had spent over half an hour playing games while trying to poop. It had lost its attachment to his body.
A man in China developed a rare condition after playing games on his phone while sitting on the toilet: His rectum slipped out of his anus, according to news reports. It could be caused by the fact that the man had sat on the toilet for more than 30 minutes.
Last Feb. 4 in Guangdong Province, doctors at The Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University treated a patient with quite the unusual predicament, as his rectum had apparently fallen out of his body. The doctors successfully removed the lump from the man on the same day.
Doctors found a "tail" measuring about 16cm protruding out of the man's anus and diagnosed him with a rectal prolapse, according to the report.
"But he did not have the condition treated, so the situation got worse".
Rectum prolapse is usually caused by multiple factors, among which the most common are rectal muscle weakening, long-term constipation or diarrhea, chiastic fibrosis, convulsive cough, multiple sclerosis, and paralysis.
The doctor said that the man had suffered from rectal prolapses from the age of four but that they had previously been able to retract.
Images of a CT scan of the man's rear showed a big lump hanging outside his body.
De Su said the poor patient also suffered with bruising and cuts along his intestinal wall. The lump had a diameter of 16 centimetres (6.3 inches).
Doctors told him that spending too much time sitting on the toilet can weaken the pelvic muscles.
They advised that anyone in a similar situation should get treated as soon as possible.