Stomach-churning moment doctors find a 3cm-long LEECH wriggling around in the ...

Stomach-churning moment doctors find a 3cm-long LEECH wriggling around in the throat of a woman 'who had habit of drinking spring water' Ms Wang went to doctors in China complaining of 'something moving' in throat  Medics found creature writhing inside her windpipe during a bronchoscopy  They froze leech using dry ice and peeled it from the walls of pensioner's throat

By Connor Boyd For Mailonline

Published: 11:58 BST, 5 July 2019 | Updated: 11:58 BST, 5 July 2019

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Revolting footage has captured the moment doctors found a blood-sucking leech wriggling around inside a woman's throat. 

The 65-year-old, known as Ms Wang, went to her doctor in Guiyang, China, after coughing up blood and complaining of 'something moving' in her throat.

The creature, measuring around 3cm, was found writhing in her windpipe during a bronchoscopy, which involved placing a tiny camera inside her airways.

Doctors found a blood-sucking leech (pictured) wriggling around inside a woman's windpipe

Doctors found a blood-sucking leech (pictured) wriggling around inside a woman's windpipe 

The creature, measuring 3cm, was found writhing inside her trachea after she went to doctors complaining of 'something moving' in her throat

The creature, measuring 3cm, was found writhing inside her trachea after she went to doctors complaining of 'something moving' in her throat

Medics then froze the leech using dry ice and peeled it from the walls of the pensioner's throat

Medics then froze the leech using dry ice and peeled it from the walls of the pensioner's throat

Medics then reportedly froze the leech using dry ice and peeled it from the walls of the pensioner's throat.

Nurses said the creature was clinging tightly to the walls of Ms Wang's trachea and forcefully removing it would have caused injury to the woman. 

Dr Yao Hongmei said: 'In similar cases involving leeches in the past, doctors extracted the parasites by freezing them.

'Leeches go into hibernation at low

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