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Girl gets sick after mother secretly gave her tapeworms to make her skinny for pageant

By Sowetan LIVE | Aug 21, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 16 ]

A teenage girl went to a hospital in Florida with a bulging stomach and discovered that she was infested with tapeworms.

At first nurses thought that she may be pregnant by quickly discarded that theory after giving her an ultra sound.

At some point, the patient went to the bathroom and started screaming.

Pediatric E.R. nurse, Maricar Cabral-Osorio found that the toilet boil was full of tapeworms trying to crawl out

"It was so gross and she had pooped all these tapeworms. There were a couple that were very long and wiggling around trying to get out of the toilet bowl."

According to Huffington Post, The nurse tried to calm the girl down by explaining to the patient that since the tapeworms were out of the body, she would be fine.

The teenager's mother confessed that she gave her daughter pills that consisted of tapeworm eggs.

"You know, I did it just to make you a little skinnier. You needed some help before we went on to the pageant."

What is a tapeworm?

Tapeworms are parasitic, segmented ribbon-like worms that obtain nutrients from the digestive system of their host. They can infect many different hosts, including humans, fish, dogs, cows, pigs, and sheep.

Tapeworms in humans are usually acquired by eating raw or undercooked meat from infected animals, although humans can also become infected from contaminated water or from eating food prepared and contaminated by infected individuals.

Once acquired, the parasite attaches to the intestinal wall of its host and absorbs nutrients as it continues to grow and produce eggs, which can be then shed in the feces. Certain tapeworms can grow up to 15-30 feet in length and live up to 20 years in the host.

Many individuals according to medicinenet.com who are infected with tapeworms have no symptoms at all, while others may experience abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, vitamin deficiencies, and malnutrition.

 

COMMENTS [ 16 ]

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Mokwepa

what is Tapeworms?

Aug 21, 2014 2:47 | 4 replies

RobinX

Read the 2nd part of the article. It helps to read before commenting.

Aug 21, 2014 3:0 | 1 replies

mgijimi

Lol forgive these ignorant people uncle

Aug 21, 2014 3:12 | 0 replies
Aug 21, 2014 3:1 | 0 replies

MommaC

It is worms that live in your tape measure.

Aug 21, 2014 3:7 | 1 replies
Aug 22, 2014 7:16 | 0 replies

Mapholobakay1

Jose Mourinho is such a wise person, I feel sorry for his picture to be used by a dumb soul.

Aug 21, 2014 3:23 | 0 replies

Jengele

LOL! Some parents.

Aug 21, 2014 2:48 | 0 replies

MommaC

... and there is me being a bad mom by de-worming everyone every 6 months!

Aug 21, 2014 2:51 | 0 replies

Shredder

Americans!! And my fellow South Africans want to imitate these fools.

Aug 21, 2014 2:55 | 0 replies

RobinX

Idiotic mother.

Aug 21, 2014 3:0 | 0 replies

Papas1#

Cruel mother indeed

Aug 21, 2014 3:7 | 0 replies

mgijimi

so she gave her iintshulube? Americans are cursed

Aug 21, 2014 3:17 | 0 replies

MOTLALEKGOTSO

this is scary, how do one do this to their kids?

Aug 21, 2014 3:46 | 0 replies

Maduvula

parents who failed to leave their dreams, always want their kids to be their shadows.

Aug 21, 2014 4:8 | 1 replies

RobinX

Just don't leave them before you have a chance to live them, okay.

Aug 22, 2014 8:13 | 0 replies