The NHL hockey player went to the toilet and suddenly discovered that inside of him lived 63-inch worm
20-year-old hockey player Carson Meyer, who plays for the NHL «Columbus blue Jackets» almost a year felt weakness and malaise. He was often in a drowsy condition, suffered from loss of appetite and was losing weight. The guy went to doctors, but for some reason they could not establish the cause of his illness.
His relatives and friends have begun to suspect that Meyer can be severe depression, mononucleosis, or even cancer. But in February 2018, the boy as usual went to the toilet and there it left a long worm parasite. This was 25-inch (63-cm) worm called a tapeworm (diphyllobothrium latum).
The worm can be infected by eating raw or undercooked meat or raw fish. And Meyer is still possible to say «lucky», because a tapeworm can grow to several meters in length (reported even on a 9-meter lentech).
«I felt for a long time very tired, I couldn’t even properly think and one time I passed out right sitting on the bench. The coach even started to ask the other players if I do not get sick with cancer.»
The parasite had an effect on the performance of the young hockey player. If the 2016-2017 season, he earned 26 points in 32 games, the new season he only had 10 points in 36 games.
In December 2017, Meyer came to the session with a psychiatrist, thinking that he had a history of depression, and consulted about mononucleosis, but he found nothing. The truth came out only in February 2018, after the player has visited the toilet.
«I saw it in the toilet. It was a huge orange worm, which could be considered the head, neck and jointed body. I was very frightened».
After the player has shown a worm doctors, he was relieved, finally finding the cause of your illness. The doctors found out that this worm of a tapeworm and that infection most likely occurred via raw meat or fish. After a month of treatment, Meyer said that he feels much better. In the future he will also have a survey that will reveal if there are in his body eggs of the parasite.
Interestingly, according to Meier, some didn’t believe his words and stated that it is not a disease, and professional decline. In response, the team Meyer has widely disseminated information about the worm parasite and even gave him the nickname «Teddy».