No one wants their medical treatments to be invasive, painful, or disgusting. Make it quick and easy, and we’re happy as clams. Unfortunately, not all illnesses play nice. In order to treat them, people may have to resort to drastic and disgusting measures. From surgery to a basic pill, people have come up with some nasty ways to treat patients. Think your stomach is ready for this list? We sure hope so! Here are 25 Most Disgusting Medical Treatments You Won’t Believe.
Acute Subdural Hematoma
Acute Subdural Hematoma is one of the deadliest head injuries around. The only way to save your life is one of the most disgusting treatments imaginable. Doctors have to cut open your skull to access the brain and slowly remove the clogged blood. It’s not a pretty sight.
In 2004, the FDA approved the medical use of maggots on unhealed wounds. Studies showed that putting maggots on wounds that won’t heal will help the healing process. Why? because the maggots eat the dead tissue but leave the healthy tissue alone.
Natural Orifice Surgery
Rather than cutting you open from the outside to do a surgery, natural orifice surgery goes through the anus, mouth, urethra, or another orifice; then doctors make an incision inside the stomach. This form of treatment is still experimental and under debate in the medical community, but advances in removing certain cancers make it an attractive method of treatment.
Grafting Hand to Leg
If for some horrific reason you sawed off your hand, there’s always the possibility doctors won’t be able to just reattach it. The tissues and nerves in your arm could be greatly damaged. However, the clock is ticking, and your hand is dying. So, what do doctors do? They attach it to your leg. Doctors in China specifically did this procedure to save the man’s hand before reattaching it to his arm. It’s great they can do this, but let’s be honest, that’s pretty disgusting.
People who suffer from antibiotic resistant Clostridium difficile (c.diff) can get debilitating diarrhea. In order to destroy the bacteria, doctors have developed frozen poop pills. Yup, you eat poop in order to cure your disease.
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