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Doctors Pulled 14 Squirming Roundworms from a Woman’s Bile Ducts

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
Doctors in India removed 14 roundworms from a patient’s bile duct.
(Image: © Goal Post Media/SWNS)

If the idea of a single 7-inch (18 centimeters) worm wriggling inside your body sounds horrifying, try 14 of them. That was the case for a woman in India who had more than a dozen squirming roundworms pulled from her bile ducts.

The 38-year-old woman went to the hospital after experiencing severe abdominal pain, fever, vomiting and episodes of jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes) for six months, according to South West News Service (SWNS).

“My pain was so bad that I could barely stand on my feet,” the woman, whose first name is Sunita, told SWNS. She added that she lost more than 26 lbs. (12 kilograms) in about one month during her illness. [8 Awful ParasiteInfections That Will Make Your Skin Crawl]

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