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VH1 Star -- An Insect Laid Eggs Inside My Leg!

8/10/2010 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of the most stomach-turning urban legends of all time just came true for a VH1 reality show winner ... when she discovered that an insect had laid a giant sac of eggs INSIDE of her leg!!!!!!!

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24-year-old Kerry Schwartz -- who won VH1's "Frank the Entertainer in a Basement Affair" -- claims she decided to head to the ER on Sunday after noticing a bump resembling a bug bite on her leg ... that had grown to the size of a handball.

Schwartz tells TMZ, doctors quickly determined it wasn't a bite ... and sliced into the bump to get a better look ... revealing a nest of "insect eggs" buried deep inside of Kerry's flesh.

Doctors performed a two-hour surgery -- during which they scooped the eggs out of a gaping hole in her thigh ... leaving Kerry with a pretty nasty wound.

Kerry tells us she has another doctor's appointment tomorrow -- you know, to make sure there aren't any leftovers. As for the burning question -- what kind of bug was it? -- Kerry tells us the doctors weren't sure.

Sleep tight.


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justSAYIN    

Nothing says love like a case of crabs...

1499 days ago
2.

Matt    

POOR GIRL! WHY DIDNT THIS HAPPEN TO SOMEONE WHO DESERVES IT ... SOMEONE LIKE OOOH MEL GIBSON!!

1499 days ago
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Nicole    

i hope they got all the bugs out and she's o.k.

1499 days ago
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mondo77    

No, this is a real disease that is turning into an epidemic. Its called Morgellons and has been being investigated by the CDC for the past 5 years. Joni Mitchell has it. Rookie of the Year Oakland A's pitcher Rich Koch and his wife and kids have it. He had to retire cuz it makes you so sick and weak.

There are over 100,000 families afflicted with this and many think there are many more. One thing they know for sure is that over 1/4 of the cases are in California, followed by Texas and Florida. Please google "morgellons syndrome". It doesn't only affect humans, but animals and plants/trees too. So all living things. Many believe its being sprayed via aerosols because research shows the sub-micron "bugs" under people's skin come from a nanotech lab.

1499 days ago
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Jayster    

Sorry, this isn't "Morgellons" or any such thing, and probably its not a "bunch" of eggs. More likely it was a Bot fly larvae, which is in effect the second stage of a bot fly. The fly leaves an egg, which hatches into a maggot, which burrows into the skin. Then it grows into what looks like a large grub. On animals they are frequently referred to as "warbles". After some weeks (and a very large bump with an open end) the worm backs out of the skin. Go to www.nartube.com and search for "bot fly" and you will see a lot of nice videos of them being pulled out of people, squirrels and dogs. They can be removed by covering the hole in the skin that they breath through with tape. After a day, they come to the surface and can be pulled out with tweezers. Unfortunately they have hooks which dig into the skin and makes it a little painful. Cool!

1498 days ago
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jovan    

whatever it is. It's disgusting.

1498 days ago
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twilightmom    

@jayster
No...she said they removed a lot of bugs, as in it seems something burrowed its way in and laid eggs which hatched. Doesn't sound like it was just a larvae.
Either way, yuck! Had something simular to this on a patient several yrs ago when I was still working. The doc's never did figure out what it was.

1498 days ago
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hung and dashing    

The story seems plausible enough. Who in Hollywood doesn't play host to a parasite at some point or another.

What I do find rather incredulous though and, well, unprofessional (at the very least) is that doctors don't know what the bug might have been.

Go check it out. Bring whatever it was you dug out of the girl to an entomologist (or a whole team of them, if necessary).

The story reads as though the surgeons just tossed the growing parasites out into the garbage. I think common procedure even for just a fatty tumor is to have it checked by a pathologist.

So will the doctors be getting an answer to what exactly laid eggs in the girl? Or will the non-answers only add to the lack of credibility of the entire scenario?

I mean, maybe they dug a bullet out of her leg and the egg story is just a big ruse.

1498 days ago
9.

Mee    

Has she been around Lions or Hippo's lately?
They go on them first, because
"THIS IS AN ANIMAL DISEASE" (myiasis)

1498 days ago
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lawjr3    

The one thing nobody is asking is whether or not this story is even true. Ask any doctor in an emergency room how many insect bites they've treated versus how many insect bites patients think they have. The answer is actually very few. The real culprit is crystal meth! Addicts come in all day every day complaining that they have nasty spider bites when they actually have an infected site. The patients walk out of the er with the exact same looking wound and they can tell anyone they want that it was some terrifying insect wound and the doctors are bound to keep their mouths shut. SO many reality stars are desperate for attention. This kind of stuff is a gold mine of media attention!

1498 days ago
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Mee    

On # 10 meant:

"MYIASIS"

the infestation of tissue with fly larvae, commonly referred to as maggots

1498 days ago
12.

Mee    

Posted at 3:08 AM on Aug 10, 2010 by lawjr3

Your so right,
but how do you determine if it was real or imagined bugs (that they drained out) unless you test it in a lab

1498 days ago
13.

Perky    

I love seeing stuff like this, especially the bot flies being extracted, neat !!

1498 days ago
14.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

thats pretty kool,what if it was on her forehead

1498 days ago
15.

CJ    

Ok that's really gross.

1498 days ago
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