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A 16-year-old female asked:

I passed a stool and noticed a small white worm wriggle about for a few seconds before it stopped moving, what type of worm is it?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Impossible: to tell from your description! Take a sample to your PCP (primary Care Provider) or local Walk In Facility for stool exam for EGGS and PARASITES Hope this is helpful Dr Z
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Pulmonary Critical Care 41 years experience
Stool worms: Most likely tape or round worm. You need to see a doctor right away and bring with you a fresh stool sample to send to a lab for diagnosis of worm type so you can be treated appropriately.

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Last updated Dec 31, 2016

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