Colonoscopy Reveals a Ladybug

When I try to start conversations with strangers, one of my go-to questions is "What's the most surprising thing you've ever encountered in a colonoscopy?"

It doesn't have to be the person's own colonoscopy--just one that the person has experienced.

This gentleman (that's a man in the photo) had ladybug in his colon. A 2019 article in the medical journal American College of Gastroenterology Reports briefly describes the surprising appearance of a harmonia axyridis, one of 6,000 ladybug species in the world. If I understand the article correctly, the doctors assume that the patient swallowed the bug. His consumption of a full gallon of polyethylene glycol as part of the colonoscopy preparation may have protected the ladybug from digestion.

-via Science Girl

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I find the thought of a lady bug strolling along a my totally clean and empty colon as potentially extremely ..discomforting.. I'm clenching just thinking about it. I'm leaning toward lulz on this one too.
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Several years ago, along with others, I'm in the recovery area after a colonoscopy. A doctor goes in to a curtained area next to mine and begins to lecture a young woman.
"I see you ate before the procedure, didn't we give you instructions not to?"
"Yeah, but I was really hungry."
"Well, we're not going to be able to use these results. Do you know how expensive this procedure is?"
There was a lot more, but what was the offending food? Pomegranate seeds. Thought I was gonna die.
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It's plausible that when you have to drink a gallon of that stuff, you belt it back in a hurry and wouldn't notice a bug fell in your drink. It's also plausible in this day and age that someone at the clinic slipped it in for the pic and the lulz.
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