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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: If you actually have worms in your stool, it must be evaluated. Pinworms are not that uncommon. See a doctor and have the problem evaluated.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Ascaris: If it is several inches long and looks like an earthworm, likely to be the ascaris roundworm which can be eradicated with meds.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Worms: I suggest you see a physician for further examination and treatment.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: If one has hookworm infestation, the worm is generally not seen in the stool but hookworm eggs are. Dog hookworm can cause rashes in people related t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Need exam: The best answer will require pictures and examination of your stool. In our practice it is not uncommon to send the stool for examination of parasites ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Unsure...: Unsure what "black beads" in your stool might be but anytime the stool is black in color there is concern for blood. Your doctor should check the sto ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it can be.: But is stool is black, sticky and foul smelling that please seek evaluation.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Medicinal iron: Possibly due to iron tablets.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Saha
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Potentially: It could be. Go to your doctor to get a stool sample and get tested, and treated if necessary.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Is there movement?: If so, please seek medical evaluation. Stool specimen evaluation will likely shed more light on correct diagnosis.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Indication of blood: Black tarry stools are due to bleeding in the intestine. If you have black stools, see your doctor and not be concerned if it is not really black.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There could be some: Blood in stool. Get it checked.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Stools: These are probable undigested or partially digested food fragments. If you continue to have mucous and loose watery stools it would be a good idea to ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Primary care: No. You do not have an emergency. You have a primary care problem. Contact your family doctor for instructions.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
22 years experience Family Medicine
Shape of parastic: They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are very long and flat. Others short and round. If you are looking to if you may be infected. Go to your p ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Stool: The best way in which to resolve a sh..ty problem is to see a doctor, have the stool and yourself examined after providing a detailed history, and und ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Just a thought: but PINWORM is a very common parasitic infection with ANAL ITCHING as it's primary symptom!! Get it checked out...a fresh stool specimen or a scotch t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Needs assessment: This would need to be medically evaluated to answer the question. Red stool can sometimes be due to bleeding. Black, tarry, malodorous stool can also ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Black stool : Black tarry stool can be from old blood in your digestive tract. Please have your stool and colon checked by your physician.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Could be something that you ate that digested that way, could be blood. Have you used any pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) (it can cause black mat ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: Not likely if you have not been in area with many parasites recently. Giardia can be found in fresh streams in US but other parasites unusual in US.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possibly a clot: You should see your doctor. They will want to check if you have blood in your stool.

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