Can you get a parasite from peeing in the ocean? Can a parasite swim up urine stream?
Extending the web search to other languages increases the pool of extraordinary rumors tremendously. Many people have a faint recollection of hearing something about such a creature, but it appears that today, and especially in the social media, it is the more juvenile minds that have turned the candiru into a bizarre legend. Samad in person and interviewed him at his practice and home. Guinea worm has a complicated life cycle involving minute Cyclops water fleas. Specially-constructed penis guards for protection against, for example, piranhas, could be misidentified as anti-candiru technology.
Faytplodes , Feb 16, They grow fast and they grow big. John Smith May 3, , 9: However, this may have been a guess as the doctor did not speak the native language and it is also possible the wounds resulted from piranha attacks. Even if there were, it would be nearly impossible for what you describe to be an example of it. Many of these early records relied on tales from tribes people or potentially dubious translations. I swear i have removed not one, but two of these catfish from my belly where the skin has been torn and stabbed over but becomes like a blob of jellyfish.
I doubt this revelation will do much to dispel the legend of the vampire genital invading fish but those are the facts. In Manaus, the isolated capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, a patient was wheeled in with a candiru in his urethra. The Rainforest Expeditions lodges display jars with fish and other creatures. Greg A November 1, 6: Yeah I heard that was a myth. A later expedition reported something far more shocking.