Mr. P is one of the important organs for men, in addition to being a channel for urine or a drain, Mr. P also has a function that is no less great, namely to channel sexual desires and make offspring. What would happen to a man without Mr. P?
As happened recently, a man who was not identified in a case reported in BMJ Journals experienced “penile calcifillaxis”. As reported by Fox News, as a result a portion of the Male Penis must be removed, to prevent the spread that could have even more fatal consequences.
For information, Calcifilaksi according to Mayo Clinic is a serious rare disease in which calcium accumulates in small blood vessels in fat and skin tissue. Conditions like this usually make blood clot, boils, serious infections, to gangrene which of course can endanger Mr. P.
The gangrene itself is a condition wherein the skin tissue dies due to lack of blood supply. This 43-year-old man is also obese, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease. The complexity of the disease that he experienced made this man must be willing to stump his penis.
“Obesity and diabetes can increase a person’s risk of calcifillaxis. This disease generally attacks people with end-stage renal failure, “writes the Mayo Clinic website.
Well, the kidney condition is what ultimately makes this man suffer from calcifillaxis, because his kidneys are unable to filter blood and calcium properly. Finally gangrene appears on his penis, this makes the doctor has no choice but to cut the man’s penis. Penile calcifillaxis, according to a 2018 case study, has an overall life expectancy of 64 percent. Most affected patients die within 2.5 months.
Interestingly, the doctors who handled the case managed to save the man’s “life”, they managed to “re-create” the man’s stubby penis using the skin graft method, made from the foreskin of the penis before. But because the case was severe enough, to the intestines, the doctor also had to remove a large portion of the intestine.