List of items pulled from bums in 2017
A United States medical journal has listed all the things doctors had to remove from people's bums in 2017 - and some of the items are mind-boggling.
The list, compiled by blog Adequate Man, features all sorts of household bits and bobs that are sure to make you wince.
They explain: "If it's Christmas, it must be time to learn what America shoved inside itself. The only worthwhile holiday tradition pushes on.
"All reports are taken from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's database of emergency room visits, and they are occasionally not for the faint of spirit.
"If I may offer one universally good piece of advice, it would be to make sure the base is flared."
The things included are a golf ball, a peanut butter jar, a curtain rod, screwdriver and plastic fork.
A couple of the notes go into slightly more detail, with medics noting that one patient "stuck a toy up his rectum as he thought he was constipated", and another was "at a party having fun with his male friends when one put a shot glass up his rectum".
Other eye-watering anecdotes were "attempted to dislodge a dildo from his anus using a letter opener" and "feeling lonely, used a mascara container in plastic bag, put in rectum".
One patient claimed that they put a water bottle in their rectum to "reduce anxiety" and another said that experimenting saw him left with a deodorant stuck in his bottom.
Other strange items included cat food cans, 'large' bottles of shampoo, batteries and coins.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission.