View image of There's something in the water Credit: View image of Piranhas are much feared Credit: But is there any truth to it? In doing so, she compares the experience of travelling in the Amazon now with how it was in the 19th century. While there are references of this as far back as in that case from biologist C. Sean December 7, 9: In their tales, local communities lived in fear of a fish that in a moment could inflict upon them the most excruciating pain conceivable.
Of all the denizens of the Amazon basin, there is none more feared than the tiny fish known as the candiru. Urine is made up of water and a small concentration of waste products. Please tell us how it changed your life? Drinking plenty of water can help flush the infection from your system. In Manaus, the isolated capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, a patient was wheeled in with a candiru in his urethra.
We'll show you how to handle a UTI. Yeast infections can cause an unpleasant smell in the genitals, together with itching, cheesy discharge, and burning. There are also stories of candirus biting holes in the flesh of passers-by in order to enter and feed on their blood. Not to be confused with Carandiru disambiguation.
They may be a sign of an underlying liver problem or a complication of an already-diagnosed condition. Rather than go for an outward attack, the candiru implants itself inside the human body through a rather unusual entryway — the human penis. Urine that smells like sulfur isn't always cause for concern, but there are some instances where it can be. Candirus are small fish. Your individual treatment plan will depend on the diagnosis. Archived from the original on The doctor claimed that he had snipped the spines off the fish, which would have been crucial if the fish were to be removed successfully, but the preserved fish was entirely unblemished.