A dad from Glasgow has been left in excruciating pain and unable to see his daughter because surgery on his penis left him with a permanent erection.
James Scott, 57, suffered from serious pelvic injuries years ago when 1.5 tonnes of glass fell on him while he was at work four years ago.
It also left him requiring a surgical procedure on his damaged penis.
The ex-glazier sustained four different injuries to his groin area, got badly cut around his legs, broke a bone at the base of his spine, and suffered a blocked urethra.
The urethra, if you’re not aware, is the tube that allows you to urinate.
He’s been forced to go under the knife several times following the accident. Surgery he had two years ago left him with more complications and unable to get an erection.
Now, this latest surgery has taken him completely the other way. He has an erection that won’t go away.
James claims he’s a prisoner in his own house and can’t even wear a pair of trousers because of the affliction. He’s also in constant pain from it.
Furthermore, he can’t have his nine-year-old daughter around to his house to visit, for obvious reasons.
Doctors, he claims, have refused to visit him at home to check the debilitating issue out because there aren’t any male doctors to attend to him and his regular GP is on holiday.
He told the Daily Record: “After the operation, I wasn’t able to get an erection, so I had another op. They inserted metal rods into my penis.
“I was told it would be sore for about six to eight weeks after but I never expected anything like this.
“I’ve now got a permanent erection and I’m in agony.
“I can’t bear anything to touch it. I can’t even wear clothes. It’s a nightmare.”
He continued: “Surely male and female doctors assess patients of the opposite sex daily.”
A spokesperson for Tollcross Medical Centre said: “Maintaining patient confidentiality is extremely important and it makes commenting on individual cases extremely difficult.
“In general terms, severe post-operative complications are most appropriately managed by the specialists in hospital and the safest option is for hospital assessment.”
A spokesperson for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “We would advise anyone who experiences adverse symptoms after an operation to call NHS24, who can recommend the most appropriate course of action.”