Man got huge tapeworm from eating sushi

Sushi lover finds 5ft tapeworm dangling from his rectum and yanks it out himself

Man got huge tapeworm from eating sushi

According to Bahn, the tapeworm began to leave the man's body while he was on the toilet.

Doctor Kenny Banh recounted the gruesome story as a guest on a recent episode of "This Won't Hurt A Bit", a medical podcast that dissects odd or unusual health cases with experts.

Bahn adds that the young man arrived at Community Regional and immediately asked to be treated for tapeworms.

Banh says the man admitted to eating sushi every day, particularly salmon sashimi. When he learned it was just a tapeworm, he was relieved and was provided necessary medication to help him. He then, began to remove the worm, which started moving.

It gets worse, with the description of how the worm - a "helminth", in doctor parlance - came to be in the man's external possession.

The patient swore that he had not traveled anywhere out of the country, drunk well water or done anything out of the ordinary to become infected - except he confessed that he loves sushi - raw salmon sushi.

"He picks it up and looks at it - and what does it do?"

Clearly, the sushi lover in question is nothing if not a quick thinker, and so it may not surprise you to learn that he also kept the tapeworm, so he could take it to the hospital.And what happened after that?

Quizzical at first, Dr Banh quickly agreed to his patient's claims after opening the bag and finding a 1.7-meter-long (5.5-foot-long) adult parasitic flatworm curled around an empty toilet paper roll.

I take out a toilet paper roll, and wrapped around it of course is what looks like this giant, long tapeworm.

The man told doctors he thought his 'guts were coming out'. The parasites can be found in different types of fish that haven't been flash frozen to kill the worms.

And not just any flat tapeworm: It measured five and half feet long, Banh said on the podcast.

An avid Salmon sashimi eater, who presumably ate sashimi made with Alaska Salmon, reported that he pulled a huge tapeworm from inside of him during a bathroom break recently.

And researchers say that this means salmon caught anywhere along the Pacific coast of the United States may have tapeworm.

According to the CDC, such tapeworms can grow up to 30 feet in length. Most infections don't have symptoms, but some people might get stomach discomfort, diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss.

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