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What surgery did Jeffrey Dahmer have? Father believed it led to murders

September 24, 2022

*WARNING: Events of a worrying nature discussed in advance*

The Heinous Crimes of Jeffrey Dahmer have fascinated true-crime aficionados for decades and now the chilling tale is being told in the form of the latest Netflix drama.

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer chronicles the gruesome crimes committed by the serial killer while exploring notable events throughout his upbringing and youth.

In the series opener, Dahmer’s father, Lionel, is questioned by the police and suggests that an operation his son underwent when he was four years old may have led to his crimes.

But what was the surgery that Jeffrey Dahmer underwent in his childhood and what did his father say about it?

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What surgery did Jeffrey Dahmer have?

Jeffrey Dahmer underwent double hernia surgery when he was four years old.

A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body breaks through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall, usually causing a lump under the skin.

According to Entertainment Daily, Dahmer suffered from several ear and throat infections as a child, which led to the diagnosis of the double hernia in his scrotum.

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Dahmer’s father attributed the surgery to his son’s behavior

Dahmer was described as an energetic and happy child until the operation, after which Biography reports that the boy became subdued and increasingly withdrawn.

Speaking on Good Morning America in the 1990s, Lionel Dahmer discussed the possible causes of his son’s behavior.

“I think it was a cumulative thing,” he said. “There were several events in his life starting with the hernia operation,” where Dahner expressed “his concern about having his penis cut off.”

“That, plus a blow to the back of the head,” he continued. “These various incidents like driving around and getting killed on the road, all of those things ended cumulatively.”

(Left to Right) Molly Ringwald as Shari, Richard Jenkins as Lionel Dahmer in Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer StoryDahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story © Netflix

Dahmer’s father helped him preserve animal bones

While Dahmer was reportedly a reserved child, something that caught his eye was dead animals after he saw his father removing animal bones from under the family home.

According to Biographics.org, Dahmer was “strangely thrilled” by the sound of bones falling into the metal bucket.

He would later continue to pick up animal carcasses, search ditches and along the streets looking for road casualties.

Believing that his son was interested in animals out of scientific curiosity, Lionel Dahmer taught his son how to clean and preserve dead animals and their bones.

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Richard Jenkins as Lionel Dahmer, Molly Ringwald as Shari, Penelope Ann Miller as Joyce Dahmer in Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer StoryDahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story © Netflix

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available to stream now on Netflix following its release on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

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