A story has appeared on the Daily Mail (UK) website this week about a 23 year old man from Hampshire, UK, who had to have his bladder removed and a new one constructed from parts of his bowel – “a surgery that is usually reserved for pensioners” – thanks to taking too much of the drug, Kettamine.
Thanks to being a regular of this drug at raves (10-15mg per rave night, by the age of 16) a then 17-year old Chris faced having his bladder removed due to the drug shrinking its size to that smaller of a pensioner! The normal human bladder should be able to hold in the region of 500ml. Chris’s could only hold a staggering 5ml.
This story is one of a number focusing on young adults who are “old before their time” featuring on the new BBC 3 series of the same name which airs on Monday nights. The episode featuring Chris is currently available on the iPlayer.
For the full story please check out the Daily Mail article on their website.
Daily Mail: ‘Taking ketamine meant I needed a new bladder at SEVENTEEN’:
Teenager’s horror after drug led to incontinence