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A 39-year-old female asked:

I took a bath, and after i got out and the water drained, i noticed that there were many tiny worms at the bottom of the bathtub. aside from being disgusted, are there health concerns i should be worried about? the worms looked like maggots or larvae?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Worms in bath: Do you have anal itching?, as that may indicate pinworms for which you should get treated. Would consider getting stool specimen evaluation. Otherwise would not be too concerned if it was exogenous ( from the tub), after all we swim in oceans and lakes and they are teeming with microscopic life. f/u/ w/ MD

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Last updated Feb 16, 2021

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