How many of you remember your parent’s warning about eating the right kind of food at the right time with right precaution, or else you end up with a bunch of worms in your stomach or some other dangerous story? We all have actually and for the longest time, I for one never really thought or believed this theory about worms in your body. Living in there and grew up in there, all in your body.

But it’s true and more than just being true, it can be absolutely disastrous for some people. One of those was this woman, Sunita, 38.

Sunita went to the hospital after suffering from severe abdominal pain with no real reason, and that pain left her unable to even stand. Along with constant pain, she was vomiting, suffering from fever and jaundice from the past six months.

A scan revealed she had more than a dozen live roundworms, measuring between 15cm and 20cm each, in her bile duct. Surgeons, at Fortis Hospital, New Delhi, removed the creatures endoscopically, without surgery.

source: DailyMail

The real reason behind these worms ending up in her bile duct is that they entered Sunita’s gut after eggs got into the food chain via the contaminated soil they were laid in. After the surgery, Sunita was asked about her health to which she said that she feels much better now and is completely pain-free.

source: DailyMail

Daily Mail talked to Dr. Khurana about the surgery and he said, ‘Sunita underwent an endoscopic procedure. This was a daunting task. All [the] worms were removed using snares and forceps. While it is common to find worms in intestines, it is uncommon for them to be found in the bile duct.’

source: DailyMail

Dr. Khurana also revealed that India has the highest number of cases related to worms as the deworming medication is not regularly administered, but this site was as rare as it could be.

The video of this mini-operation is nothing but gut-wrenching and after seeing it you can’t help it but think more closely about the food that you consume.

Jyotsna Amla

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