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A 29-year-old female asked:

my son has been having dark feces that reaks of decayed tooth. hes four. his dad is type 1 diabetic. tiny hair like things stand up n move in it wtf?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Probably pinworms, : maybe another type of worms. See his pediatrician for evaluation. Early in the morning, spread his buttocks & press the sticky side of a piece of scotch tape against his anus. Put the tape in a small plastic bag & take it with you to the appointment so it can be checked for pinworm eggs. If stool samples are needed for other causes, his doctor will give you collection cups & instructions.

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Last updated Nov 16, 2015

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