A woman who had been suffering with stomach pains for more than a decade has had a foot-long parasitic worm pulled out of her intestines.
Ms Yang had been to numerous doctors over the past 10 years but her chronic abdominal pain was undiagnosed.
The 41-year-old said: "It would hurt on and off at first. It’s not always unbearable, but I would feel obvious discomfort in my stomach."
Doctor Li Juan advised her to have an endoscopy, where the shocking discovery in Ms Wang’s bowels.
Experts at the Second People’s Hospital of Haining in east China discovered the giant roundworm on Friday.