Man coughing blood for 2 months finds massive throat leech
The leech grew to be 10 cm long.
YIBIN, CHINA — A 60-year-old Chinese man in Yibin had an itchy throat and bloody cough for about two months, turns out it was only a leech.
According to Red Star News, the man named Li had been trying to find a cure but kept getting misdiagnosed.
He finally figured out why things have been sucking for him so much after he saw a specialist at a hospital in Xingwen County.
Dr. Zhang Dadong performed an endoscopy on Li and found a big old 10 cm long leech chilling in his windpipe.
The doctor called in some help and a team of them helped sedate and finally pull out the leech using some forceps.
Looks like Li, who is from countryside town of Daba, ingested the eggs when he drank some untreated water.
The larva then hatched in his throat and had a buffet blood feast for about two months, growing to quite an impressive size.
The doctor advised people from the area to boil their water first before drinking it.
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