Monsters Inside Me

The WORST episodes of Monsters Inside Me

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Depicts what happens when people fall prey to an infection from a parasite, those nasty microscopic creatures found in water, soil and even in the air. Victims' stories are retold, including how doctors and scientists attempt to unravel each case before it's too late. Biologist Dan Riskin, assisted by doctors and experts who witnessed each case, leads the scientific discussion about each parasite.

Last Updated: 6/20/2022Network: Animal Planet
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My Face Eating Parasite
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6.00
1 votes

#1 - My Face Eating Parasite

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/19/2012

An adventurous traveler, Adam Spencer takes an epic six month trip across South America but returns home with an unwanted monster... a mysterious infection that is devouring his face. Will doctors be able to identify this disfiguring monster?

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Something's Eating My Dreams
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6.80
5 votes

#2 - Something's Eating My Dreams

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/2/2012

In Oregon, something inexplicable is driving auto specialist Chris Jones to madness. After two years of constant coughing and uncomfortable insomnia, he soon believes that death will be his only respite. Will his doctors uncover the monster inside him?

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My Hands Are Falling Off
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7.10
30 votes

#3 - My Hands Are Falling Off

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/2016

A man develops a rash and doctors struggle to find what's eating his flesh.

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I Can't Stop Coughing Up Blood
star
7.11
19 votes

#4 - I Can't Stop Coughing Up Blood

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/26/2017

A man coughs up blood; a newlywed husband is felled by a rare disease; a father struggles with abdominal pain.

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Dying Abroad
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7.18
38 votes

#5 - Dying Abroad

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/11/2013

Three mothers, each with a child to love; each at the brink of losing them. A young Peace Corps volunteer gets the assignment of her dreams in a remote village in West Africa. But, her dreams become a nightmare when a deadly organism strikes her.

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Feeding Frenzy
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7.20
87 votes

#6 - Feeding Frenzy

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/16/2010

A schoolteacher deals with an amoeba that eats at his liver and causes him high fever, abdominal pain, sweating, and chills. A young dancer gets worms from eating contaminated pork in her muscle tissue, causing her to get hives all over her body and her limbs to become stiff and painful. A retiree gets scabies from mites he got from staying in the hospital in the past.

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All I Got For Christmas Is Brain Surgery
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7.25
8 votes

#7 - All I Got For Christmas Is Brain Surgery

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/17/2015

A baby is having problems controlling the left side of her body, before doctors discover the right side of her brain is malformed; a PR executive suffers a mysterious ailment over the course of an entire year; seizures ruin a schoolteacher's Thanksgiving, and they worsen around Christmas.

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Choosing Between Life and Limb
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7.29
45 votes

#8 - Choosing Between Life and Limb

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/2013

A perky eight year old girl's love of animals comes back to bite her as she enters a world of mysterious body aches and life-threatening paralysis.

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My Wife is Rotting
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7.32
44 votes

#9 - My Wife is Rotting

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/2016

A mom is plagued by an infection that causes a rash and bizarre swelling.

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There's Something Living In My Hand!
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7.38
37 votes

#10 - There's Something Living In My Hand!

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2016

Sea creatures cause crippling pain in the hand of a marina dock master.

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Double Agents
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7.41
49 votes

#11 - Double Agents

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/11/2010

A peace volunteer deals with a leech in his nose, which gives him a strange nosebleed. A nature-loving landscaper gets a severe allergic reaction when he gets multiple bee stings at once and infects himself with the hookworm parasite to relieve his symptoms. A six-year-old girl gets a strange red spot on her foot from having a maggot in her foot.

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Suicide Attackers
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7.41
104 votes

#12 - Suicide Attackers

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/9/2010

A fit and active dance instructor is suddenly stopped in her tracks by unbearable abdominal pain and vomiting, and a mysterious mass in her colon is revealed to have decaying worms. A middle-aged banker gets seizures from a parasite he picked up from traveling to his home country, Haiti. A scientist finds worms from Africa that threaten to damage his sight living in his skin and eyes.

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There's a Worm in My Eye
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7.43
14 votes

#13 - There's a Worm in My Eye

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/7/2013

A teenaged ballerina descends into a downward spiral of debilitating migraines and incapacitating muscle failures. A young missionary who's dedicated to religion experiences an unholy revelation that literally makes his skin crawl.

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Backyard Killers
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7.45
53 votes

#14 - Backyard Killers

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2016

Doctors race to find out why a teen is vomiting his own fecal matter.

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There's a Worm Crawling in My What?
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7.45
11 votes

#15 - There's a Worm Crawling in My What?

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/13/2014

The lives of three young people are suddenly turned upside down. In South Dakota, what begins as a common sore throat quickly spirals out of control for a fifteen year old girl, as a rare and dangerous affliction leaves her clinging to life.

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All I Got For Christmas
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7.46
13 votes

#16 - All I Got For Christmas

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/17/2017

After a man hits his head, he's left fighting a one-on-a-million medical mystery; a boy's wounded knee becomes home to an uninvited guest; a man unwittingly feeds his own intended killer.

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Killer in My Neck
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7.50
6 votes

#17 - Killer in My Neck

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/7/2012

In Fontana, California, a man is suddenly struck by two mystifying symptoms - a swollen face and yellow eyes. Doctors tell his father that powerful infection is raging throughout his son's body, shutting down his organs.

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Masters of Disguise
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7.52
73 votes

#18 - Masters of Disguise

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/22/2009

Parasites are ruthless, single-minded and above all devious. To become the most prolific life forms in the world takes a degree of cunning that others can only marvel at. Meet the most deceptive parasites on the planet, the "Masters of Disguise." Teenager Mallorie Greiner has Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasite that's intent on eating her cornea. Doctors are bewildered at first because her symptoms look just like herpes. Runner Rick DiMichele is struck down with a debilitating disease. Initially, doctors think it's cancer, then malaria; eventually, they discover he has a tick-borne disease called Babesiosis. And not until he's staring death in the face do Mohammed Meah's doctors find the real cause of his problem: a parasitic worm called Strongyloides that's been lurking undetected in his small intestine and living off the steroids he was taking to combat his colitis.

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The Flesh-Eating Monster
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7.59
17 votes

#19 - The Flesh-Eating Monster

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/30/2013

A seven-year-old girl suffers from mysterious seizures and painful rashes and winds up in a deadly coma. A a yoga-loving college graduate's health spirals viciously out of control when "the flu" turns out to be a flesh-eating monster.

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My Daughter's Going Crazy
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7.59
32 votes

#20 - My Daughter's Going Crazy

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/9/2014

3 women living in vastly different locales have one thing in common: they've become unwitting hosts to baffling and deadly terrors. A teenage girl thinks she might be losing her mind, but see soon realizes she has a life threatening inflammation of the brain.

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You Left What Inside Me?
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7.60
5 votes

#21 - You Left What Inside Me?

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/30/2012

In Arlington, Texas, a 7 year old budding baseball star might be playing his last game when a rare and mysterious infection takes over his brain. Suffering violent and uncontrollable seizures, the situation leaves his parents traumatized. Will he make it?

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Sleeper Cells
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7.61
155 votes

#22 - Sleeper Cells

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/1/2009

These killers lie dormant, waiting for the right time to strike. Eleven-month-old Garrett Richardson ingests the eggs of a worm, and within days the creature travels to his brain and goes about feeding on its tissue. A Vietnam veteran survived the enemy attacks on the front lines, but back at home — unknown to him — a killer is stealthily working its way through his body, laying waste to his organs and lymph system. By the time the medical evidence reveals the source many years later, the killer is long gone. And John Figge and many of his family members live for six years with unwanted hitchhikers from Africa traveling around in their bodies. Only when one of these creatures begins to attack John's brain are they discovered. Can the family get rid of these deadly parasites before the damage is critical? These are all stealthy predators that get inside their hosts, yet work on very different timetables. Dangerous and often hard to detect, this is the story of the war on sleeper cell parasites.

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It Came From a Tick ...
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7.62
13 votes

#23 - It Came From a Tick ...

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/18/2013

A mother-of-four struggles with a mysterious lump that emerges on the neck of her two-year-old daughter. But as doctors quarantine her, it's a race against time to save her life.

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I Coughed Up Worms!
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7.63
8 votes

#24 - I Coughed Up Worms!

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/16/2012

A young mother is expecting her second child when she suddenly is hit with a devastating infection that leaves her in a coma. Will she and her baby survive? Then a young woman in Texas discovers that her lungs are filled with parasitic worms.

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My Lungs Are Rotting
star
7.63
16 votes

#25 - My Lungs Are Rotting

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/10/2017

A dangerous parasite strikes a woman down; an infant suffers a mysterious illness; a fungus brings a man to the brink of death.

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