During colonoscopy examination a ladybug was found in a man’s intestine. The unusual case was published by physicians at the American College of Gastroenterology in an article in the Journal of Case Reports.
The 59-year-old patient defended his identity, but pictures of the insect were revealed in a recent release. He said he did not complain about the pain and planned the test as a routine procedure, and was surprised when warned about the “invader” living in his system.
Colonoscopy uses the image to determine the condition of the colon. In the case of the North American patient, the ladybird “starred” the result of the patient’s cross-section compiled in the colon.
“The choice of colonoscopy is normal. Its preparation for colonoscopy may have helped the insect to escape from the digestive enzymes of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine,” the researchers explained.
The Ladybird has been identified as belonging to the genus Harmonia oxyridis, which has been described by experts as having “red-orange colors” which are “particularly striking”.
According to scholars, “insect bites are rarely reported, but it can occur even during sleep.”
The main principle is that the ladybug enters the mouth during human sleep and is carried to the intestines. A thin substance in the organ may help the insect survive.
The ladybug is removed and the man is fine.