Medical Must-See: Bottoms up! Vodka enema has sobering sequelae
In a misguided attempt at faster inebriation, a woman decided to partake of an alcoholic beverage PR.
The 23-year-old circumvented the oral route — and first-pass effect, whereby the concentration of alcohol is greatly reduced before it reaches systemic circulation — by having her partner funnel 90mL of vodka into her anus.
She then experienced a bout of alcohol-induced amnesia before developing severe lower abdominal pain, bright red bleeding PR and four episodes of vomiting.
When the woman presented to ED seven