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Would parasites or worms be obvious in 2 year olds stool? sometimes i find thread like pieces. is it food? would they move? blood? any other symptoms?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Usually not obvious: Pinworms are fairly common in this age group. They are small white worms that come out of the anus at night. . If you suspect piworms wait until dark when the child is asleep. Then take a flashlight and check your child's anal area. If you see small thread like wiggleing white things, call your doctor. This not a emergency but as a parent it is upsetting.

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