Doctors shocked to discover this living thing in a woman's ear canal (VIDEO)

After complaining of rattling noises in her ear, a patient learned that a living creature had lodged itself in her ear canal.

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woman ear doctor shocked spider

This article may not please entomophobes. If the sight of even the tiniest mosquito, ant or cockroach repels you, you'd better move on. In Asia, a 60-year-old woman reported hearing strange noises in her ear. After examination, doctors realized that these noises were not due to disease or malformation, but to the presence of an insect in her ear canal. A video of the inside of his ear was even taken.

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A vision of horror in her ear

The patient's name has not been released, but she is known to live in Taiwan and is 64 years old. According to The Sun, she felt a 'strange sensation' in her ear and heard scratching noises. The noises were so loud that she was unable to sleep.

The woman went to the Tainan Municipal Hospital to undergo a battery of tests. It was there that the doctors discovered, to their horror, the tiny living spider that had taken up residence in her ear canal. This unusual case was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. One of the doctors said:

She didn't feel any pain because the spider was very small, on the order of two to three millimetres.

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The spider had even shed its skin

To add insult to the injury, the spider was so comfortable that it had time to molt. In a video published to mark the occasion, it can be seen moving not far from a silhouette resembling itself - its former 'skin'.

Thanks to a small tube, the doctors were fortunately able to clean her ear and purge it of the arachnid. The video is available below, and we leave you free to click (or not) on it.

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This article has been translated from Gentside FR.

Sources used:

The Sun: BUGGING OUT Horrifying video reveals moment doctor discovers spider living in woman’s ear after she kept hearing rustling sounds

The New England Journal of Medicine: A Spider and Its Exoskeleton in the Ear Canal

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