This is why I don’t do Sushi… A man from Fresno, California who ate raw salmon almost every day got a big surprise when he went to the bathroom…
According to the NY Daily News:
Dr. Kenny Bahn told the story of his patient at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno on the “This Won’t Hurt A Bit” podcast. Bahn said the man came in complaining of bloody diarrhea, but told doctors “I really want to get treated for worms.”
Bahn said he was skeptical of the patient at first until the man showed him proof.
“I take out a toilet paper roll, and wrapped around it of course is what looks like this giant, long tapeworm,” Bahn said on the podcast.
When the parasitic worm was unraveled and laid out in the emergency room, the tapeworm measured 5 and a half feet long, which is the height of Bahn.
The man discovered the worm when he felt it wiggling out as he sat on the toilet. Banh said the man thought his “guts were coming out,” until he started to remove the worm and it started moving.
Bahn said the patient was relieved to discover it was a tapeworm. The man was given a pill for treatment that would expel the rest of the worm from his body.
The patient swore to Bahn that he hadn’t been out of the country, but he did eat raw salmon almost daily. The CDC reports that there has been an outbreak of Japanese tapeworms in Pacific-caught salmon.
After dealing with the tapeworm, the man said he’ll no longer eat salmon.