Entomology (Study of Bugs)/insect bite


I was bitten 3 years ago in Saint Martin. I was asleep and I felt like a stinger needle trying to insert in my leg I moved so it wouldn't bit me but as I was moving it bit me hard. I got up and remove the sheets but did not see anything. well I went back to sleep and I started feeling extreamly bad. My heart be went very fast I thought that was going die. The only thing I could do is try to stay calm. I litteraly thought I was going to die. then 2 days later when I came back I couldn't walk right. I felt that something was inside my leg. for weeks I had trouble walking. its been several years but I still feel something in there it doesn't move anymore but from time to time it hurts. I tried going to infectues disese doctors but they did not admitted me. the closest tropical doctor is in Houston 7 hours away. please help I  hope you have an answer.


There are no insects that do exactly what you describe so I think the symptoms in your leg may not be related what you felt several years ago in St. Martin. The only way to be certain is to see an MD. I think any MD should be able to diagnose if an insect bite is responsible, no need to see a tropical medicine specialist.

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.


20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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