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can humans have worms in their stool

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Tapeworms (cestodes): Various tapeworms (cestodes) would look like this.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anti-parasite: After identification of worms, your physician can prescribe an antiparasitic medication for you.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Contact your dr: Your doctor will be able to submit your stool specimen to an appropriate lab or will direct you to a specific lab.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Threadworm?: Probably a threadworm (pin worm) as those are the most common. Here is a link, i hope this helps! http://www.Netdoctor.Co.Uk/diseases/facts/pinworm. ... Read More
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Worms in stool: You could get them from animal feces that had worms, from raw seafood if it has worms, or undercooked pork.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure.: Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for pattern of extremely light stools. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Condon Hughes
41 years experience Dermatopathology
See the Pathologist: Take a stool sample to the local laboratory and ask them (or your doctor) to look for "ova and parasites". If it is a worm, the laboratory will be abl ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Pinworms are threadlike but only an inch or so in length. Ascaris are ling thick and similar to nightcrawlers in appearance.The usual origin of "clear ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: Guinea worm comes out through the skin. See this site for more info. http://www.who.int/dracunculiasis/disease/en/.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Needs identification: The next time you pass a worm or segment of a worm, bring it is as a stool specimen (don’t handle it directly with your hands). The type of worm can b ... Read More
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