By benander - United States
  Today, I was in the bathroom defecating when I felt something hanging there. I reached back with toilet paper and starting pulling it out inch by inch; 3 feet later I learned I had a tapeworm. Worst of all, no pharmacy has the med the doctor prescribed. I have to live with this thing until the med gets here. FML
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  aresgirl  |  0


  Pointy130  |  0

Yeah really, what did OP eat to get a 3 foot tapeworm?
/flashes to CSI when the tapeworm crawls out of that guy's mouth
//i can only imagine how disgusting it would be to pull a tapeworm out of one's ass

  popoman  |  0

Na, the tapeworm is usually in the larvae or early stages on the food, so it could even be smaller than a grain of rice. Then when it gets inside of you and starts feeding on your chewed-up food, it starts growing. It's fucking disgusting.

  CyclonePsycho  |  1

Agreed with you there #138. There has to be a line drawn somewhere. *shiver*

Thank sweet-mother-of-pancakes taught me to not ever eat and read FMLs at the same time long ago.

  TheTruth1428  |  0

Can't just pull it out, it would just break and segment and you'd still have the head surviving inside you. The only thing that kills it is the medicine.

Side note, there are quite a few ways to get a tapeworm, but the most common method is feco-oral contact.

Another side note to another reply here; Being a vegetarian doesn't matter, in fact vegetarians have a higher instance of hookworms and thread worms.

  lets_be_ian  |  5

OP could have eaten a vary large number of things, any of which undercooked, and containing tape worm larva or eggs could have led to the condition. It is not un-heard of.

from Google:

Tapeworm infection is acquired by eating raw or undercooked meat of infected animals. Beef generally carry Taenia saginata (T. saginata) while pigs carry Taenia solium (T. solium). In the human intestine, the larvae from the infected meat develop into the adult tapeworm -- which can grow to longer than 12 feet.

OP, sounds like you were lucky yours was a weenie tape worm, otherwise you would have been pulling out of your ass an animal over twice your own height. talking about freaking the fuck out.

On the other hand you could always try to train it to do tricks. That would be the life of any party. "oh yeah, fuck your toy poodle, watch what my ass worm can do!"

  diet_otaku  |  0

@256 - read the OP's reply. it was undercooked salmon. but OP never said he prepared the salmon, so it's not necessarily his fault it was undercooked.

@138 - *starts drawing*

  lucy331  |  0

WOW #138! You are REALLY smart for knowing that even tho ur just a baby who likes to open his eyes REALLY wide!!! I learned a lot from ur comment!

  drwho_fml  |  0

actually tapeworms are segmented, so it will just keep growing. that's probably what happened to this poor soul; they just pulled out a 3 foot segment of the tapeworm. [shudders]

  redpump  |  0

worms gave multiple hearts. as long as 1 segment has a heart it can regenerate. this is why i never eat raw/ undercooked meat n salmon, even sushi. Not getting f*****g worms. Well done ftw

  redpump  |  0

#288 they dont make u that sick. Just constipated n cramps. I hear some worms have benefits (reaf it in New Scientist) like stopping asthma for the duration of the worms stay.


A guy ate food (on purpose) with tapeworm eggs in it (are they eggs? idk) and let it grow. about 2 months later he had a worm removed from his intestines that was huge. Human Biology has taught me some pretty gross stuff :S

By  dspadres  |  0

Comment moderated for rule-breaking.. Show it anyway

  nitrous2401  |  0

You do realize, dspadres, that you spelled "bear" wrong in your post? Kinda ruins your credibility to go bashing other people's English skills when yours are lacking in itself.

  TheLoneWolf87  |  4

Tapeworm would like to battle!
Tapeworm sent out itself!
Asshole sent out chocolate fudge!
Chocolate Fudge used defagate! Aka dspadre
Its not very effective!
Tapeworm used asshat!
ZOMG Critical Hit!
It super effective!
Asshole fainted and regurgitated Anal Fecal Matter!
Asshole Browned Out!

  vwe  |  0

#14 - you clearly aren't as smart as you wanted to make yourself out to be. if you were as smart as the average person, you would realize the term "defecate" is what is scientifically correct, therefore something that is also ok to say in normal conversation...

much better than saying "i'm taking a shit or crap"

... idiot.

  LilaBear  |  1

pretty sure he already knew that and was bagging out the OP for feeling obliged to use the correct terminology rather than some other crude word.

  Edumacated  |  0

The following people just got trolled by dspadres:

Epic_Phailure, kitkatkelly, allmidnighteyes (though your response makes it worth it), nitrous2401, vwe. @LilaBear: bingo.

  null_fml  |  11

#25 - I wasn't going to read the comments of this FML. I wanted to forget it and move on. I don't know what possessed me to change my mind, all I know is I'm glad I did.