A 26-year-old student has found a bullet lodged in his neck after nine years of believing it to be a sore from a bee sting.
Dor Mizan, from Beersheba in Israel, first felt a sharp pain after a blow to the back of his neck when he was 13 years old, but says he didn't think anything of it at the time.
The incident occurred one night after Mizan and his friends had finished playing football, Israeli news site N12 reports.
When he went to turn the lights off at the football pitch, he felt a sharp pain in his neck and assumed one of his friends had thrown something at him.
Mizan said: "My first thought was that maybe one of my friends threw something at me or that a bee stung me, so I automatically looked down".
When his friends turned up to see what had happened, they saw blood and a hole in his neck, but because Mizan's parents were out of the country at the time, nobody could take him to hospital right away.
When he finally got to the hospital and said the wound hadn't made him pass out, doctors cleaned him up, closed the hole and told him to go home.
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Nine years later and Mizan began to feel an uncomfortable sensation in his hands while swimming in a pool, prompting him to head out for an x-ray.
Doctors discovered the bullet, and due to the medical risks involved with removing the bullet from Mizan's neck, it will remain lodged in there.
Mizan said doctors "decided in the end to keep it where it is and just hope it doesn't get infected which is also a risk".
The nine-year discovery is not the only lodged bullet discovered in the region, with Adi Bloy discovering she'd been shot in the spine at a wedding three months after the incident.
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