Horrifying 15cm find inside little girl's throat

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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.

A 15cm leech was removed from the trachea of a 5-year-old girl in China. Source: Wenshan Prefecture People's Hospital of Yunnan Province/AsiaWire
A 15cm leech was removed from the trachea of a 5-year-old girl in China. Source: Wenshan Prefecture People's Hospital of Yunnan Province/AsiaWire

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.

The 15cm leech was removed successfully. Source: Wenshan Prefecture People's Hospital of Yunnan Province/AsiaWire)
The 15cm leech was removed successfully. Source: Wenshan Prefecture People's Hospital of Yunnan Province/AsiaWire)

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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