HanoiThe 55-year-old man suffered septic shock, risk of death, after tying up a hemorrhoids at an oriental medicine facility in Ninh Binh.
Patient entered Xanh Poly Hospital on March 19, tachycardia, blood pressure drop, difficulty breathing, swollen genital area, necrosis. He had hemorrhoids two or three days before being admitted to the hospital to tie hemorrhoids to the oriental medicine clinic, then suffered from abdominal pain and difficulty breathing.
On April 5, Dr. On Quang Phong, Department of Gastroenterology, said that the patient had Fournier’s syndrome, a very serious infection spread to the abdomen. This is a very emergency disease, the patient has immediate surgery to remove the necrotic area and make an artificial anal.
According to Dr. Zoom, Fournier syndrome causes infection in the genitals, necrosis in this location and surrounding area. Fournier necrosis is often associated with infection of the scrotum, including the testicles and penis in men, and infection in the episeptum in women.
This syndrome is rare, accounting for less than 0.02% of the population, and is more common in men than women, especially men between the ages of 50 and 60. It is extremely rare in children. The syndrome can be life-threatening, with an estimated 20-40% of people with Fournier’s necrosis dead.
Experts recommend that people should go to reputable medical facilities to examine and treat hemorrhoids, to be assigned treatment methods depending on the level. People do not go to ineligible facilities, avoiding potentially serious complications.