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A 24-year-old female asked:

String pieces in stool, eat a lot of fibre, stool test negative-strings hard to break apart, worried. could this be worms? haven't been at risk?

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Dr. Stacey Lin
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stool changes: I would recommend that you get evaluated by your primary physician and then gastroenterologist. The stool will need to be tested for any infection but likely a GI specialist will recommend endoscopy to see if internally anything is affecting the stool hope that helps.
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