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Fairhaven, MA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Long, stringy, gelly-like, dark brown, thing in feces. have had diarreah for almost two weeks now. you don't think this is worms do you. (very scared)?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Parasites: Most parasitic infections in the usa are uncommon and very few will produce the type of structure you have described. Although doubt that these are worms, suggest that to make you feel more at ease, that you see a doctor and provide a stool specimen for examination.
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