Born to be piled

A man awaiting the birth of his first child at hospital was mistaken for a patient and given a haemorrhoid operation in Shenyang, China.

After waiting less than an hour, the expectant father was beckoned inside but did not hear clearly what the doctor said and thought he was being taken to a room to assist with his wife’s birth.

Inside the theatre, he wondered why he was being asked to drop his pants and lie on the operating able but did as instructed.

The doctors applied anaesthetic to Mr Wang, who was unaware he had haemorrhoids, and proceeded to remove them.

His wife gave birth to a healthy baby by caesarean section but the new father was frustrated that he was unable to help with their newborn as he was on the operating table.

The hospital explained that Mr Wang had been mistaken by doctors for another man and has offered him around $1000 compensation – his family have consulted lawyers and may sue.

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