Health

Video of woman with maggots in vagina goes viral

Fri., Jan. 31, 2014 11:43 AM EDT
by Louvonia McClain

maggotOn Thursday, a video of a 22- year-old woman on WorldstarHipHop went viral.  The flesh crawling video was that of the woman having a doctor remove maggots from her vaginal area. The viral clip included a caption that stated  the lady had unprotected sex and caught an STD called the “sex superbug” which had caused the growth of live maggots in her vagina.

By Friday morning, a different version of the story surfaced. It turns out, the woman had just given birth and the maggots were caused by a medical mishap.

The true story behind the video is that the maggots are believed to have been caused by an infection as a result of gross medical negligence of the doctors and nurses who performed the delivery after the gauze used to stop the postpartum bleeding was left inside the woman.

The victim recounted the incident to the media after seeing flesh-eating maggots crawling down her legs, 10 days after giving birth.

“It was very painful. Initially, we thought it was normal to feel sore, but when I saw maggots, we were alarmed and went to the doctor straight away. The reason we did not file a complaint of medical negligence is because we are from a different state and I don’t even know any language other than Oriya. My husband does not have enough time and resources to fight the case,” she said.

Doctors immediately removed the gauze swab and maggots, and gave her antibiotics before releasing her from the hospital.

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