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A 21-year-old female asked:

After i passed the stools i found a long thin worm not together with the stool. seem dead. is that roundworm? how can i treat it? 3 days mebendazole?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Worm unlikely: Unless you traveled to a poor country, it is unlikely that you have round worms. You may watch and wait, if you see more "worms" you may consult your doctor. If you do not wish to wait, you may have your stool tested for worm eggs, before taking any medication. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine
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