Fire crews were called out to a hospital to cut a metal ring from a man's penis.



A doctor at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary required the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to assist a man who had a stainless steel ring stuck to his genitalia.

The service used specialist cutting equipment to remove the patient from the painful and embarrassing situation.

Former GP Dr. Stuart Oliver believes that the man would have been left in "incredible pain" after the ring mishap.

He told YorkshireLive: "I have no idea why this particular man would have done this but I can only assume that it was done to help maintain an erection.

"The problem is that the blood has gone into the penis and it needs to drain back and if it gets swollen up then that would prevent it from happening.

"It will have been incredibly painful and you would need to remove the ring as quickly as possible as there is a possibility that gangrene could start developing."