Srinagar, Every day some interesting incident goes viral on social media. One such incident has been reported in Garhwal, Srinagar, Uttarakhand. While 55 year old Ramlal of Srinagar Garhwal was bleeding from his nose. An elderly woman arrived at the hospital with complaints of nosebleeds and pain. On examination, it was found that a 5 inch leech had entered the nose of the old man.
A 55-year-old man from Srinagar Garhwal was suffering from nose pain for the past one month. The person’s nose was also bleeding. The person did not get relief even after receiving treatment nearby and taking different types of medicines. Suffering from nose pain and bleeding, he reached United Hospital Srinagar. After being shown to an ENT doctor (ear and nose doctor) the investigation revealed.
The doctors were shocked to find a worm that lived inside his nose for a month. After some struggle, he succeeded in removing the leech from Ram Lal’s nose. The patient shared that he breathed a sigh of relief after the parasite left his body.
Shortly after the leech was successfully removed from his nose, he was discharged from the hospital. The doctor said that if this leech enters the patient’s nose, its length will be a few centimeters.
By sucking blood from the nose, the length of the leech would have reached 5 cm. The doctor also mentions that the leech may have entered his body when he drank unfiltered water, as people around the mountains drank directly from natural sources.
He further added that the leech would be smaller in size when it entered the patient’s nose. As the blood supply to the nose was high, the leech continued to suck it and grew in size to about 5 to 6 inches, the doctor revealed. He concluded by saying that the patient was lucky that the leech did not enter his trachea as it could have been fatal for the patient.SS1MS