Harian Metro reported that two leeches found their way into a 12-year-old's stomach through his anus when he bathed in a ditch near a school. Yahya Musa, a student of SK Seri Bandi II, near Kemasik, Terengganu, was bathing in the waterway with his friends when he felt his stomach starting to hurt.
"I had just been in the water for about 10 minutes and saw blood coming from my anus," he said of the Monday 3pm incident.
Yahya's parents immediately took him to a clinic, and he was then referred to the Kemaman Hospital.
His mother, Fuziah Salleh, 38, said a doctor immediately gave Yahya painkillers and saline solution.
Two leeches were later found in his faeces.
X-rays on Yahya revealed no internal bleeding and he was discharged on Thursday.