Britons cost the NHS £350,000 every year by shoving beer bottles, deodorant cans and toothbrushes in their rectums, study reveals

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  • 400 ‘foreign’ objects are pulled from English anus per year, shows NHS data
  • New anal analysis shows UK taxpayers face £338,819 per year
  • Men in their 20s and 50s were most likely to ‘lose’ something behind them

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Experts say NHS doctors have spent more than £3million in the past decade removing objects from the rectum.

Scientists analyzed NHS records to determine how many ‘manual removal of foreign body from the rectum’ procedures were performed in NHS hospitals between 2010 and 2019.


They found that doctors had to remove 3,500 items.

And the team claims the trend – costing the NHS around £340,000 a year – is becoming a problem.

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Critics today argued that taxpayers would be ‘uncomfortable’ with the increasing number and cost of accidents.

The study found that the incidence of removal of objects from the rectum is on the rise, with cases increasing especially in men.

Nearly twice as many foreign objects (518) were removed in the last year of the study compared to 2010/11.

People usually throw objects into their rectum for sexual pleasure.

This is partly with the number of veins in the anus making it highly sensitive, and for men can simulate the prostate, an erogenous part of the male reproductive system.

For women, it can also indirectly stimulate certain parts of the vagina.

The report by doctors at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust did not specify what items the Brits had used.

But over the years MailOnline has reported people using toothbrushes, aerosol cans, toy figurines and eggs in the pursuit of sexual pleasure.

Researchers anticipate rise of Internet porn And, access to sex toys may be behind the increase in cases by motivating people to practice them.

Researchers led by Swati Bhasin worked out the average anal extraction cost at around £850 per object.

People in their 20s were most likely to have an object stuck in their rectum, followed by people in their early 50s.

People in their 20s were most likely to have an object stuck in their rectum, followed by people in their early 50s.

This price tag includes the cost of performing the procedure, which includes factors such as the anesthetic drugs, the time of healthcare workers, and the hospital stay.

Men accounted for 85 percent of cases, leading to a greater number of incidents.

and was responsible for one in six of the total cases according to reports published in the ’60s Royal College of Surgeons of England Annals,

Most foreign objects could be removed with the use of anesthesia in about 24 hours, with only a few requiring patients to stay in the hospital for more than a day.

But the procedures still consumed valuable NHS resources, the researchers argued.

They also noted that their figures may be an underestimate because they do not include data from private hospitals.

John O’Connell, chief executive of thinktank Taxpayers Alliance, told MailOnline: ‘Of course accidents do happen.

‘But the rising cost for these surgeries will make taxpayers more uncomfortable.’

An RCS spokesperson said: ‘Annals’ target audience is surgeons, and the purpose of this article is to inform surgeons about one of the rare operations they may have to perform in the course of their work.’

Inserting objects into the rectum, also known as anal play, has several risks.

Along with stuck objects, they can also potentially perforate the bowel which can be fatal as material from the digestive tract can spread to other parts of the body, causing infection.

The NHS recommends that anyone searching for anal play do so safely, and use an object with a flimsy base to prevent it from getting lost inside.


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