Monsters Inside Me
After years of severe stomach pains and other painful symptoms, Jackie discovers she's been suffering from Schistosomiasis, or snail fever.
Six-and-a-Half Years of Agony
Only 20 percent of infected individuals will show symptoms of Zika, making it often misdiagnosed. To make matters worse, it can result in devastating birth defects if a woman catches before or during pregnancy.
The Devastating Effects of the Zika Virus
Charlye Hebert has been experiencing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for months. Despite an initial diagnosis and treatment for stomach ulcers, her symptoms have yet to subside.
Stomach Issues are Hard to Digest
Doctors and family are stunned when they discover the cause of Kennedy's poor health is due to an extreme allergy to nickel, which can be traced to the metal braces on her teeth.
How Orthodontic Braces Nearly Killed a Teenager
Xander's condition takes a devastating turn when his skin starts peeling off his body.
My Son’s Skin is Falling Off
Now that doctors know what's wrong with Xander, they put him on life support to give him the best chance of recovery.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Leaves Boy Fighting for His Life
After spending two months in a coma as a result of a Group A Streptococcus infection, Katy wakes up to the devastating news that all four limbs had to be amputated in order to keep her alive.
When Amputation is the Only Option
After complaining about pain on his head, 8-year-old Andrew is rushed to the ER, where doctors remove a botfly larva from his scalp.
Botfly Larva Lives on Boy’s Scalp for Weeks
When doctors cannot find anything in his mouth, biology professor John Allen takes matters into his own hands and extracts a rare parasite called Gongylonema pulchrum.
Biologist Removes Parasite from His Own Mouth
After suffering from an array of symptoms for months, Al Ceccarelli is diagnosed with Strongyloides, a disease caused by parasitic worms found in tropical climates.
Thousands of Parasitic Worms Invade the Body
As soon as doctors make an incision near Paul’s eye, out pops a larva.
There's Larvae In My Eye!
An ovarian teratoma removed from Kira’s body featured hair, teeth, tissue and other cells, resulting in her erratic behavior and sickness.
The Teratoma the Size of a Large Football
Sam's worsening flu-like symptoms takes him to the emergency room, where his urine indicates something dangerously wrong with his renal system.
Does Your Urine Look Like Iced Tea?
With Brianna's head abrasion getting worse, her parents rush her to the ER where a dermatologist hears something terrifying coming from her scalp.
Something’s Eating Away at My Scalp
When a high school football star begins to experience odd symptoms, his parents take him to the hospital.
Football Star’s Fall
Stephanie noticed her 4-year-old son, Alex, came home with less energy than usual. But what seemed like the result of a long day at school quickly turned into a race to the emergency room.
Mystery Pains Overtake a 4-Year-Old Boy