‘I thought I had mono, but was just really bored’ Ohio hockey player, 20, finds a 25-inch tapeworm in his poop

Mary Kekatos of the Daily Mail reports that Carson Meyer had been feeling perpetually tired for almost a year.

The 20-year-old, who had recently been drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team, had been experiencing relentless lethargy along with pale skin and a loss of appetite.

Doctors, psychiatrists and trainers thought the Powell, Ohio, native might have depression, mononucleosis, and even cancer.

It wasn’t until a trip to the bathroom that Meyer figured out why he was sick – a 25-inch tapeworm had been living in his small intestine. ‘’