After complaining of various health problems, a Scottish woman
was found to have a sex toy inside her vagina � and that it had
been left there for 10 years.
According to a report by STV News, the 38-year-old visited
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after contracting sepsis and
experiencing severe weight loss and urinary incontinence. At
the hospital, doctors conducted an X-ray of her abdomen, which
showed the five-inch toy protruding into her bladder from her
According to the Daily Mail, the woman admitted to using the sex
toy with her partner 10 years ago; she also noted that she had
been under the influence of alcohol at the time and could not
recall removing the toy.
After this revelation, the woman was diagnosed with
vesicovaginal fistula � a condition that causes urine to flow
into the vagina � as well as obstructive uropathy � in which a
blockage in the bladder causes urine to back up into the
kidneys. Surgeons at Aberdeen successfully removed the sex toy
and repaired the near life-threatening damage.
Detailed in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the case may be the
first time a sex toy has been left inside a woman�s body for
such a long time. The longest known retention of a foreign
object was 35 years.