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Is there really such a thing as a "penis fish"?

A Grey's Anatomy episode featuring something called the "penis fish" left some fans wondering…is that real? According to Dr. Oz, it absolutely is! Dr. Oz says the penis fish, or candiru, is a member of the catfish family that lives in the Amazon River. He says the fish can swim into a person's penis or vagina.

"When it's a baby, it's translucent and it's very small, so it actually can wiggle its way up there," Dr. Oz says. Once the fish enters a person's body, it begins to grow. "The only way to get it out is to operate," Dr. Oz says.
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FROM: Ask Dr. Oz III
Published on January 01, 2006
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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