Chicago Man Loses His Penis To Frostbite After Peeing Outside


CHICAGO – The bitter cold in Chicago has kept hospitals busy, with doctors at one facility during the brunt of an Arctic freeze treating 50 frostbite victims, including one man who lost his penis to frostbite after peeing outside.

“It’s a horrific situation,” says Dr. Stathis Poulakidas, the head of burn and wound care services at Cook County Health. They expect the more frostbite victims most of them to be homeless and they strongly suggest not to pee outside or you could lose you penis as well.

“Frostbite in these extreme conditions can set in as quickly as three to 10 minutes, depending on age or exposure or other factors, such as wet gloves and socks, or even alcohol consumption.” said Dr. Stathis Poulakidas.

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