posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 10:11 AM
I think the crypto-mythological name for this creature is the 'demon seed'.
But in real life, or what passes for it in the medical field, you may be suffering from 'schistosomaisis'. I could be wrong, but the link below
covers symptoms and treatment pretty well. I think I will get checked out for it myself, I've spent a lot of time in the water. These little
'demon seeds' are one of the stages of a family of worms that migrate to either the bladder, the intestine, or the liver, where they reproduce and
feed on the blood supply. Nasty little creatures.
Until the 1970's, treatment of schistosomiasis was nearly as dangerous as the disease itself. Modern treatment is effective and without risk. Three
new drugs have revolutionized treatment:
Praziquantel - effective in the treatment of all forms of schistosomiasis, with virtually no side effects
Oxamniquine - used exclusively to treat intestinal schistosomiasis in Africa and South America
Metrifonate - effective for the treatment of urinary schistosomiasis
Modern diagnostic techniques are simple, easy to apply and cost very little.