Doctors made a startling discovery when a five-year-old girl was taken to the hospital and ended up removing a gruesome creature from her throat.
On May 30, the five-year-old girl was taken to the Paediatrics Department of Wenshan People's Hospital, there, doctors removed a leech from her throat.
The leech was 15cm long.
Her family had at first thought that she was suffering from a cold, but when her condition did not improve, they eventually took her to the hospital.
The young girl had a cough that just would not go away as well as dyspnea, which is also known as shortness of breath.
It is often described as a tightening in the chest and causes breathlessness or a suffocation feeling.
After an examination, a doctor found the live, 15-centimetre (6-inch) leech under her glottis, which is located in the larynx.
After the doctor successfully removed the leech, the young girl reportedly made a full recovery and was expected to be discharged from the hospital soon after the procedure.
In 2019, a man had an itchy throat and a bloody cough suffered for months before the source of the discomfort was discovered.
Eventually, it was discovered he had a 10cm long leech growing in his windpipe.
- Australscope/ AsiaWire
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