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Sushi-loving man pulls 5-foot tapeworm from body, visits ER later

Sushi-loving man pulls 5-foot tapeworm from body, visits ER later

A California man pulled a 5-foot-6-inch tapeworm out of his body following a steady diet of salmon sushi, his doctor said.

A man who had eaten sushi went to the hospital after discovering a tapeworm that was "wiggling out" as he sat on the toilet during a trip to the bathroom, it was revealed on Thursday.

Specialist Kenny Banh uncovered the Fresno man's case on a January 8 scene of the Podcast "This Won't Hurt A Bit", a demonstrate that blends medicinal points with chuckles. Banh said the patient may "poop out a bunch of worms" in the future, which is what Banh said he prescribed to the man with the giant tapeworm.

According to a warning issued past year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wild-caught salmon harvested off the coast of Alaska may contain tapeworm larvae. Banh recounted what the man told him on the podcast "This Won't Hurt A Bit" earlier this month.

Where the tapeworm originated from was the following inquiry, and the man said he hadn't voyage or had any flawed drinking water that he could consider. The worm was as long as Banh is tall, the doctor said.

Bahn said the man was relieved it was a tapeworm.

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After finding that out, the patient swore off raw salmon forever. "He then picks the thing up, 'looks at it, and what does it do?" Inside, he had wrapped the worm around a cardboard toilet paper tube.

The really long helminth - the general name for a parasitic worm - unraveled and laid out on paper towels on the emergency department floor, measured 5½ feet long.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, salmon from Alaska and Asian Pacific coasts can carry tapeworm larvae, which is becoming a bigger problem as eating raw fish becomes more popular worldwide.

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?

The California resident said he won't be eating salmon anytime soon. According to Dr. Jessica Mason, who co-hosts the podcast, a tapeworm can grow up to 40 feet in length.

Most often, a tapeworm infection will go unnoticed. The patient was treated with medication to help remove the rest of the worm from his body.

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