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Man is horrified to discover that two leeches have lived in his nostril and throat for two months 'after coughing non-stop' Man in China went to the hospital after suffering from lingering cough Doctors found one live leech in his right nostril and another in his airway  They believed he had taken in the worms while drinking from streams Footage shows the leeches wiggling around after being extracted from him 

By Tracy You For Mailonline

Published: 17:32 GMT, 20 November 2019 | Updated: 17:50 GMT, 20 November 2019

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A man in China has had two live leeches removed from his nostril and throat after they spent more than two months inside his body without him noticing.

The patient, who has not been named, went to the hospital after coughing non-stop during the period, doctors said. 

He claimed to have coughed up phlegm and blood. 

Footage shows the leeches wiggling in water after being removed from the patient in China

Doctors believed that the man had taken in the worms while drinking from streams

Footage shows the leeches wiggling in water after being removed from the patient in China

The man's condition was reported by Wuping County Hospital in the city of Longyan, south-eastern China's Fujian Province.

He went to the the hospital's respiratory department on Friday and an initial CT scan did not show anything unusual.  

Medics then gave him a bronchoscopy, which is a procedure that lets doctors examine one's lungs and air passages.

The check revealed two live leeches inside him, one in his right nostril and the other about three centimetres (1.2 inches) below his glottis, the part of the larynx consisting of the vocal cords and the opening between them.

Doctors in Wuping County Hospital in Fujian Province found two live leeches inside the man

One leech was in his right nostril and the other was about three centimetres (1.2 inches) below his glottis

Doctors in Wuping County Hospital in Fujian Province found

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