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April 7, 2010

BehindTheMedspeak: Worm As Seen During Colonoscopy

The video shows a roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) wriggling inside the lumen of the colon.

The colonoscopist does a nice job of snaring the moving creature in order to extract it.

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There is a much easier method of killing tapeworms that you can even do at home with the help of a friend:

This guy went to see his doctor and was diagnosed as having a
tapeworm. "They're not easy to get rid of, but we'll give it our
best shot,"the doctor told him, and instructed him to come in every
day for two weeks, and to bring a cookie and a hard-boiled egg.

The guy agreed, and showed up the next morning with the two items. To his
horror, the doctor shoved the hard-boiled egg up his butt, waited exactly one minute, and followed it
with the crumbled-up cookie, and sent him home. This went on for twelve more days,
atwhich point the doctor's instructions were to forget the cookie and bring
in the egg and a hammer.

On the last day the fellow dropped his pants in considerable
apprehension, gritting his teeth as the doctor inserted the egg up
his butt and calmly sat back. A minute later the tapeworm stuck his
head out and said, "Where's my cookie?"


Posted by: Mark Bernay | Apr 8, 2010 2:31:57 AM

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