SEE IT: ‘Deeply embedded maggot’ found living in woman’s groin


A real Halloween horror story to tell you about. 

A 36-year-old Florida woman went to multiple doctors complaining about a hard, itchy bump on her groin. 

She said it happened after her honeymoon in Belize. 

Doctors at Tampa’s Memorial Hospital thought the lesion could be a cyst or a lymph node problem — but it was far more rare. 

A living creature had burrowed itself under the woman’s skin! 

Doctors removed a human botfly larva — which is essentially a maggot. 

The botfly is rare in the U.S. but common in the tropics. 

After the removal, the woman’s lesion healed within a week. 

One of the doctors involved wrote a report on the incident in this month’s Journal of Investigative Medicine. 



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