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can you poop out a tapeworm

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Tapeworm: Tapeworms look like long, flat, white things with segments (see picture). People don't usually pass an entire worm, but pieces of the worm. Therefor ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Don't touch w hands: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts in stool. Possible sxs/ signsinclude: weight loss, loss of appetite ... Read More
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You might be able to: Pinworm is about 1 cm in length and you might be able to see it. Tapeworm is very long usually and what you might see in the stool is its part of the ... Read More
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: In general pinworms your tiny thread like white worms about an inch in length. Tapeworms are like flat spaghetti noodles there can be short segments. ... Read More
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: You can sometimes see worms in your stool
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Worm or mucus?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Diet and Stools: It is most likely the beans caused rapid transit through your GI system and this was just undigested food. I see no mention of any symptoms in your q ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Repeat the studies.: Did you give the lab the 'worm', or did you just do stool studies for eggs? The latter can be negative and should be done on earolyn am sample on risi ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Evidence?: After you have been treated, your body needs to get rid of the infection. So you may be seeing evidence of the dead tapeworm, etc. If you continue t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Tapeworm: If you are seeing white segments in your stool, you most likely have a tapeworm. You need to be treated, call your doctor, he or she will likely want ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Round worms: Probably not a tape worm and more likely to be round worms. See your doctor as this needs treatment. Good Luck
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Presence of tapeworm parts or ova confirms its presence in the intestines.
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