Leech removed after two weeks in man's nose

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A man in south central Vietnam had a leech removed from his nose on Sunday after it had been there for two weeks.

Ha Van Canh, 42, said his nose was constantly itchy, bleeding and causing difficulties in breathing after he had a nap at a field in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

Canh went to a private clinic in the province and was prescribed lung inflammation medicine which did not help his condition improve.

During a visit to his home in the central province of Binh Dinh, Canh went to a medical center where Dr. Nguyen Van Thuan removed a five-centimeter-long leech that had lodged in his nasal cavity for half a month.

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In January, Dr. Thuan had also removed a leech more than 6 centimeters long from the nasal cavity of  Trinh Cao Minh, 22, after it had been stuck there for two months.

Minh had also complained of an itchy and bleeding nose after having a nap at a field in Dak Lak, the radio Voice of Vietnam reported.

Both Canh and Minh are Binh Dinh natives working on coffee farms in Dak Lak.

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