A 26-year-old female asked:
is it possible to pass sac-like objects on a stool that look like tapeworm eggs (golden, firm, etc.) but are not? if so, what are the possibilities?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Tapeworm unlikely: I'm pretty sure you're the same person who has asked several questions about tapeworm, cats, and things you have seen in your stool or your cat's feces. In the US, human tapeworm infestation is rare, and cat tapeworm is espcially unlikley to infect humans. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. A simple stool "ova and parasites" test will tell for sure whether or not you have it.
Answered on Mar 24, 2017
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