Three men were hospitalized in Ho Chi Minh City last week after they tried to inject liquid into their genitals to make their penises larger.
Doctor Mai Tien Dung from the Men's Department at Binh Dan Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the city, said the patients had pumped dangerous liquid to their genitals.
All three patients are under 30 and from the Mekong Delta region.
One of them used herbal oil, which damaged his penis' skin.
Two others used liquid silicon bought on the street. They suffered infections and deformation of the body part.
Liquid silicon has been banned from health services worldwide.
Doctor Phan Thi Danh from the city's leading hospital, Cho Ray in District 5, said the substance travels with blood through the body, and can cause a variety of complications such as blood infections and lung inflammations.
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