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My fiance's entire intermediate family has a worm, i've seen it, one sister pulled a segment from her nose.. entire family ate fish from same diner?

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Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Really?: Have they had these checked with a pathologist? A sample taken to lab ( 1st see doc) people rarely have gotten tape worms from undercooked fish. Pin worms are most common and can spread in family but not likely to be in the nose/ sinus. Mucus can be stringy and has often been mistaken for worms. There is no substitute for the right diagnosis and treatment.

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