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VIRAL: Mysterious red line appears on man's stomach; What was inside will make your skin crawl

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Dylan Thomas shows off his growing red line on his stomach through his Facebook posts (PHOTO: Facebook) Dylan Thomas shows off his growing red line on his stomach through his Facebook posts (PHOTO: Facebook)
KHQ.com - An Australian man has a well-deserved new nickname: "Spider Man." Why? Well, when doctors find that you've had a spider living inside of you for days, it's only natural. 


Dylan Thomas was visiting Bali recently when he noticed a mysterious red trail from his belly button heading up his towards his nipple. Thomas told NT News "It was like someone had scratched me with a knife." That red line didn't diminish however, in fact it only grew. So Thomas consulted a doctor who told him it was simply an insect bite and gave him some cream. The cream did not help. 


A few hours later, painful blisters erupted along the still growing red line. Thomas went back to the hospital where a dermatologist determined (stop reading now if you have arachnophobia), a tropical spider had burrowed into his body through a recent scar where he had his appendix removed. Once inside, the spider apparently began burrowing its way up to his sternum, hence the growing red line. 


Thomas documented his ordeal on his Facebook page saying, "Well that's escalated... Spider man is well and truly going to stick as a nickname here... after running tests and putting things inside my stomach, they finally found out it was a tropical spider that's been living inside me for the last three days, managed to get it out luckily." 


When the spider was removed, it was dead. The species has not been identified. 

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