FAKE: Undigested Noodles Operated from Intestine
Updated on Jul 16 2019
A visually disturbing photo and video is causing concern over social messaging apps. It claims to be showing a surgery where the doctors are removing undigested noodles from a person’s intestine. Some posts credit the video to different doctors of famous hospitals throughout the country. This has raised questions over the health issues in eating noodles. Well, is this true?
Its FAKE. The video is original. It’s not tampered or edited in any manner. The fact is that the surgeon is removing intestinal parasites/ worms. It’s not undigested noodles.
Several videos with a similar caption are circulating in the internet. You can search many more original videos with the search tag “removing intestinal parasites”.
Intestinal parasites or worms are harmful to the human body. Common types are
- flatworms, which include tapeworms and flukes
- roundworms, which cause ascariasis, pinworm, and hookworm infections
Common symptoms of intestinal worms are:
- abdominal pain
- diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
- unexplained weight loss
- abdominal pain or tenderness
A person with intestinal worms may also experience dysentery. Dysentery is when an intestinal infection causes diarrhea with blood and mucus in the stool. Intestinal worms can also cause a rash or itching around the rectum or vulva. In some cases, you will pass a worm in your stool during a bowel movement.
One way to become infected with intestinal worms is eating undercooked meat from an infected animal, such as a cow, pig, or fish. Other possible causes leading to intestinal worm infection include:
- consumption of contaminated water
- consumption of contaminated soil
- contact with contaminated feces
- poor sanitation
- poor hygiene
Roundworms are typically transmitted through contact with contaminated soil and feces.
Once you’ve consumed the contaminated substance, the parasite travels into your intestine. Then they reproduce and grow in the intestine. Once they reproduce and become larger in amount and size, symptoms may appear.