Tapeworms give you the chills just thinking about them. They’re parasites that nobody wants to get, especially when they grow and occupy your internal organs – i.e. your intestines. So, it brings us to this.
Per the New England Journal of Medicine there is a report that a man in India had a 6-foot tapeworm removed by doctors through his mouth of all places. His mouth. Yuck! Gives you the chills.
How did this come to pass?
The patient had been complaining of stomach pain and was sluggish for a couple of months.
Upon interpretation of test results the doctors learned that the culprit was a tapeworm, that made it’s way into the man’s colon. The remainder of the parasite was taking up residence in his small intestine.
As indicated by one of the doctors involved in the removal of the tapeworm – it was the largest one he’d ever seen.
The patient is expected to make a speedy recovery.
What a story! Unreal. Can’t make this stuff up.