Authors note: Cannot unsee the footage which now remains etched in my memory forever to haunt me for the rest of my life.
Horror stories are for real.
Like for this 51-year-old patient who had been suffering from continuous nosebleeds for 10 days, unceasingly.
In order to get a grip on his problem, the unidentified patient went to the hospital to get a cure when his wife saw something ‘peek’ out of his nose. On looking again, the 'something' had disappeared.
But the patient's wife knew there was something wrong and it wasn't any ordinary nose-bleed situation.
After performing a nasal endoscopy, Dr. Liu Xiongguang, ENT specialist and head at Beihai People's Hospital in South China discovered that it was a parasite that had lodged itself in the patient's nostril.
"We confirmed it to be a leech during a nasal endoscopy. My nurse almost collapsed from fright," Dr. Xiongguang was quoted as saying by The Mirror.
"The male patient is 51-years-old. He's just come back from work in Yunnan Province and has been suffering from nosebleeds for more than 10 days. His wife said she had seen something peek out of his nostrils," Dr. Xiongguang stated further.
"When I checked I saw it in his right nostril, then I found something in his left nostril that suddenly disappeared," Dr. Xiongguang added further.
Watch: Blood-sucking leech being pulled out from the nose of a man in China https://t.co/ycpYrft59F— Catch News (@CatchNews) 11 June 2018
Luckily for us, the doctor made sure that the removal procedure of the leech would be recorded not just for medical posterity, but also for freaking out social media users for a long, long time.
The physician begins by widening the man’s right nostril, as an off-camera nurse-assistant lights a flashlight on the area.
Dr. Xiongguang is heard telling the patient to be calm while the patient's agonizing facial expressions reveal how much it must have pained having the leech pulled out.
He then inserts a pair of tweezers and slowly extracts the frightening-looking creature—measuring at least 4 inches long.
The doctor is then seen proudly holding the parasite out for display, as it tries wriggles to set itself free from the clutches of the tweezer.
Unbeknownst to the patient, according to New Straits Times, the leech, in a much smaller form, had crawled into the man’s nose while he was drinking from a stream.
Safe to say, that the patient would be drinking bottled water henceforth.
Watch the horrifying video, here: