A Thai guy has had his manhood removed after injecting it with olive oil to make it bigger.

''A woman will love a man not because of the size.''

The 50-year-old man's member is said to have swelled to the size of a coconut after he had the illegal penis enlargement operation five years ago, and while everything seemed to be working ''just fine'', he contracted an infection from an untreated wound six months ago which led to the complications.

Speaking about the illegal operation, hospital spokeswoman, Sirikul Jiaranaikhajorn, is quoted by the Bangkok Post as saying: ''It only brings bad results - people misunderstand [that it works].

''A woman will love a man not because of the size.''