Leech on the Nose: Its strange to have a souvenir from a place you travelled knowing its not a material thing but a leech. A backpacker has carried along with her a leech up her nose when she travelled back from Vietnam. Daniela Liverani, travelling to SouthEastAsia when she starting suffering nosebleeds and was believed that it was due to a burst blood vessel after she had a motorbike car crash. It wasn’t found out until she returned home to Edinburgh when she noticed a black thing dangling on her nose wherein she thought its a dead blood. Daniela was rushed then to a hospital after realizing it was really something different and not a normal nosebleed for over a month.
Daniella stated her experience with it this way: ”
“After I got home, the nosebleeds stopped and I started seeing something sticking out of my nostril. I just thought it was congealed blood from the nosebleeds”.“I tried to blow him out and grab him but I couldn’t get a grip of him before he retreated back up my nose”.“When I was in the shower, he would come right out as far as my bottom lip and I could see him sticking out the bottom of my nose”.“So when that happened, I jumped out of the shower to look really closely in the mirror and I saw ridges on him. That’s when I realised he was an animal”. Daniella stated. She then rushed to the hospital and the nurses and doctors remove the bloodsucker using a torch, forceps and a tweezers. After an hour the pained has stopped and the leech was taken out. The medical team informed her that if she hasn’t gone to the hospital for a longer time it could have gone up crawling up to her brain. They said she could have it possibly got it when she was swimming in Vietnam or while she was drinking water.