Glasgow woman: Leech used my nose 'as a nest'
A Glasgow woman was horrified to discover that her persistent nosebleeds had been caused by a leech living in her nostril.
Daniela Liverani started having nosebleeds after a backpacking trip around South-East Asia, and believed it was a "congealed blood clot".
She sought medical assistance when she noticed the nosebleed "had ridges" and had started "poking out" of her nose.
Ms Liverani told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast that when NHS staff pulled the leech out with nose forceps, they were "equally horrified and intrigued".
The leech, nicknamed "Mr Curly" by Ms Liverani, has since been destroyed.
13 Oct 2014
- From the section UK