Doctors remove 6-foot-long tapeworm from patient through his mouth

Tapeworms are generally loathsome and creepy parasites, and it turns out their removal can be pretty unsavory as well.

A medical report recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine notes that doctors in India rid a man of a roughly 6-foot long tapeworm by pulling it through his mouth.

The patient had complained that he'd been experiencing stomach pain and lethargy for roughly two months.

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Tests revealed the culprit was a tapeworm, part of which had descended into the colon, reports the Daily Mail.

The rest of it was living inside the man's small intestine.

Dr. Cyriac Philips, one of the doctors involved in the extraction, commented that it was the largest tapeworm he had ever seen.

The patient is said to be doing well.