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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Banana Worms: Probably those thin little stringy things that are on the outside of a banana. But why wonder? Get it checked!!!

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Lichen planus?: If the threads are faintly purple, pink or lavender, it could be lichen planus, a harmless conditon. In addition to the mouth, often there are similar ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Worm Infection: I recommend you to take your baby to your Pediatric doctor for examination. One of the possible worms in neonates are pinworms. Is important to keep y ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Maybe: Worms are surprisingly common; consider getting a lab to test your stool for worms/parasites but labs often miss them so test could show a false negat ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Like a worm: Like a worm.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Moving threads: They are alive. Any doubts, stool studies to detect.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sand Fleas: There are a number of species of sand fleas. They have a tough outer shell (exoskeleton) with a barrel shape. The female can be a third of an inch t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Seed ticks: Look like a tick small. Google this and look at images. See if that is what you have looks like this.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
It just fades: It is important to know that "ringworm" is a misnomer because the rash is not caused by a worm at all, but by a surface fungus called tinea corporis. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marjorie Alpert
26 years experience Pediatrics
Very small: Pinworms look like small rolled-up pieces of toilet paper. Doctors sometimes use the "tape" test at night to diagnose them because pinworms come out ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Shapland
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Thin and long: Very much like a thick pen/pencil--thin and long and not like normal stools.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Parasites: There are very few that are macroscopic (seen without a microscope), and many are diagnosed by the presence of their eggs. Sometimes ascaris and tapew ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let explain: A ringworm rash usually appears as a scaly patch with an outer edge that is raised and red. As the patch spreads, the inside of the circle may appear ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Probably pinworms: You can see your doctor and give a stool sample to identify them. Or send a picture to your doctor of them. You could also take pin-x over the counter ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: They very in appearance, but often, the bite will often go unnoticed. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you hav ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
29 years experience Phlebology
Non bulging: Spider veins can be red, purple, green in color, not raised or bulging like varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins, then sup ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Stool quality: You won't see fiber in human stool per se, it will just be bulky and pass out easily when you have enough fiber in your diet. 25-30 grams/day is the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Here's your pics...: https://www.google.com/search?q=what+does+tape+worm+look+like+in+stool&rlz=1C1SFXN_enUS499US506&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=uni ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Whose diagnosis?: I have not seen your specimens, but functional bowel syndrome can produce this kind of stool that can be mistaken for worms, and there are charlatans ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
?: You need to be a little more specific;like,where do you see the worms ?
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Why not?: Would you rather they look like frogs. In actuality, tadpoles look like sperm, since sperm had to have been there first.

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