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Texas Woman Complained Of Headaches (You Won't Believe What Doctors Found)

September 19, 2015 2 min read

Headaches are unfortunately a fairly common ailment which is why most of us don't run to the doctor as soon as we get one. This is exactly how Texan, Yadira Rostro, handled things at first. But after months of headaches and blurred vision, she'd had enough and went to the hospital. Upon examination, doctors discovered sacs of larvae from EIGHT tapeworm eggs in her brain. She had tapeworms in her brain! They looked a little something like this: tapeworm Scary, no? Doctors believe that Rostro picked up the parasites while on vacation in Mexico two years prior. It is believed that she consumed food that was contaminated with fecal matter. Normally, the parasites work there way through and out of the system but these critters found their way into her bloodstream, landing in her brain. As they grew, they backed up the fluid in Rostro's brain causing headaches. Here's one of the sacs they removed from her brain: screen_shot_2015-09-16_at_3.46.48_pm But if you think this type of infestation is uncommon, you'd be mistaken! Garni Barkhoudarian, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Providence Saint John’s Brain Tumor Center and Pituitary Disorders Program in Santa Monica, California told Women's Health Magazine that he's seen many cases. “This is something that we dealt with many times in my training,” he says. “I’ve also taken care of one or two patients that have [had] something like this.” A tapeworm in the brain even has its very own medical name: neurocysticercosis. This condition is often successfully treated through antibiotics and surgery. But don't flip right out. Even though cases do appear in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says neurocysticercosis most commonly occurs in rural areas of developing nations where hygiene practices aren't that great. Barkhoudarian says that this infestation is most common after eating pork so if you find yourself travelling to developing countries, it is best to avoid meat. He also suggests only eating in places that appear to be clean as tapeworms can be transferred if someone fails to wash their hands! Did this story make your skin crawl? Source: Women's Health Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_109659" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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