U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
MI
A 41-year-old male asked:

Found 2 thin foot long white string in stool. looks like dental floss or thin white noodle. is this a worm? what kind? is it from my cat?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Possibly a tapeworm: Intestinal worms are surprisingly common but seldom diagnosed. It sounds like you might have a tapeworm, which can be many feet long but come out in pieces. If you collect a piece your Dr. can send it to a lab for analysis.You can also get blood or saliva tests for antibodies to tapeworm. It could be from a cat.See http: //www.healthhype.com/human-intestinal-worms-symptoms-pictures-treatment.html
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 12, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.