A 24-year-old female asked:
Always have a piece of string hanging out from the end of my stools. is this fibre? i have taken meds for pinworms a few weeks ago. nothing moves
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Dr. Tanya Russoanswered
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Need sample: This unusual fiber in your stool could be parasite, mucous, or fibrous material from your diet. Direct observation, possibly with a microscope, would likely be required to make a positive identification.
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