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Do Worms Break Apart
String pieces in stool, eat a lot of fibre, stool test negative-strings hard to break apart, worried. Could this be worms? Haven't been at risk?
Hard bits of (something) in stool. If it were liver flukes or worms it wouldn't brake apart would it?
Stringy, slimey, slippery, shiny, dark brown thing in stool. I poked it with a qtip and it came apart with a little effort. This wasn't a worm was it?
Thoughts...: Can't say whether or not it's a worm, but the food you eat contributes to the stool's consistency and appearance. Foods with high insoluble fiber (celery) can cause stringy things in stool. Your doctor will probably consider doing some stool studies if concerned, especially if you've been travelling or living abroad. Best of luck! ...Read more
Self diagnosed pin worms (haven't seen any) due to itchy anus took my second dose (14 days apart) last week itching remains? Small brown specks dirt?
No Diagnosis: You are taking medication you do not name for a problem that has not been properly diagnosed? It is time to put the medication away and go get a real examination and testing and the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Have frequent loose stools and see (not seedlike) but specs of pure white things in it. They brake apart like ricotta cheese. Is this worms?
Bleeding near the rectum with a sack or bubble that grows then breaks out with blood, is it hemorrhoids or intestinal worms? Since a month ago I have started to feel sharp pain near the rectum and it would just occur once a while, but I cannot feel anythi
Hello.: Hello. Hemmorrhoids are like sacs and can feel squishy (or even hard if there is a clot inside). They can become quite painful and they can also cause anal itching. It isn't the best idea to squeeze hemmorrhoids as you are injuring the skin. Hemmorrhoids contain blood. They can swell up (like if you have lots of constipation) or they can shrink down over time. I recommend that you see your family doctor who can properly diagnose your conditions and provide you a number of options for handling this. When hemmorrhoids become really problematic people may see a general surgeon for help. Take care. ...Read more
Rash, no itching, slight burning before noticed out break. Rash look different one ring worm appearance other cluster. Electric 5 to 10sec Stan pain thigh. Pink joint catching sticking. Wheeze headaches daily?
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Pin worms: Pin works have a human to human transmission (feco oral).The eggs are present on the anus and through person to person get ingested. The eggs are hardy and can remain viable in a moist environment for up to three weeks. Please see the graphic for the life cycle. The most common symptoms is anal itching and it is usually diagnosed by "scotch tape method" to look under the microscope. ...Read more
Many things: Cats carry and are able to transmit multiple different organisms which cause infections in their human owners, including worms. That is one of the risks of pet ownership, but like every choice we make in life risk/benefit assessment may help to guide us. ...Read more
Ringworm not a worm: Ringworm is a misnomer since it is a skin disorder produced by fungal organisms. Applying OTC antifungal agents such as Lotrimin AF, Nizoral, or Mycostatin (nystatin) cream should resolve the issue. Apply to the skin lesion including the area immediately outside the"ring" since the fungi spreads outward from the border. Avoid spread to normal skin areas by careful use of towels when drying from bathing. ...Read more
Symptoms from: Worms vary significantly depending on parasite. Worms may obstruct the GI tract w constipation or they could cause diarrhea. Malabsorption can lead to frequent hunger. Anemia can cause fatigue. You could have a bad taste in your mouth or bad breath. You may feel anxious, grind teeth or have middle insomnia. Some worms cause skin lesions. Musculoskeletal pain as well. ...Read more
Variable: Symptoms from worms vary significantly depending on the parasite. Worms may obstruct the GI tract with constipation or they could cause diarrhea. Malabsorption could lead to frequent hunger. Anemia could cause fatigue. You could have a bad taste in your mouth or bad breath. You may feel anxious, grind teeth or have middle insomnia. Some worms cause skin lesions. Musculoskeletal pain as well. ...Read more
Thread (pin) worms: Have your whole family and initimate others also been treated? Do you wash your hands well after use of toilet? Have you washed bed linens & clothes that you wore recently. Cleaned upholstered furniture and carpets? It usually takes more than just treating with pills. Take care. ...Read more
Medical evaluation: Can accurately diagnose Thread worm (AKA Pinworms). Pinworm are intestinal parasites (Enterobius Vermicularis). Symptoms can include gastrointestinal upset, anal or vaginal itchiness, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, irritability, restlessness. Untreated pinworm infection can lead to weight loss, diarrhea, genital rash, urinary incontinence and vaginal discharge. ...Read more
Depends on the worm: Symptoms from worms vary significantly depending on the parasite. Worms may obstruct the GI tract with constipation or they could cause diarrhea. Malabsorption could lead to frequent hunger. Anemia could cause fatigue. You could have a bad taste in your mouth or bad breath. You may feel anxious, grind teeth or have middle insomnia. Some worms cause skin lesions. Musculoskeletal pain as well. ...Read more
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Seek Medical Care: Would recommend medical evaluation to determine type of worm and degree of infestation. From there a treatment plan can be developed. Good luck. ...Read more
2 options: Wormwood & black walnut hulls have anti-parasitic qualities. ...Read more
Ascaris Lumbricoides: Ascaris lumbricoides is the giant roundworm of humans, belonging to phylum nematoda. It is responsible for the disease ascariasis in humans, and it is the largest and most common parasitic worm in humans. One sixth of the human population is estimated to be infected by ascaris lumbricoides or another roundworm. Ascariasis is prevalent worldwide & more so in tropical nations. ...Read more
Med tx.: Threadworm is a parasitic infection of the intestines by roundworms (helminth) that can sometimes effect the skin as well. If you believe you have an infection please see either your physician or an infectious disease doctor for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Medications might include Ivermectin, Mintezol or albendazole. ...Read more
It just fades: It is important to know that "ringworm" is a misnomer because the rash is not caused by a worm at all, but by a surface fungus called tinea corporis. After the fungus has been treated, the rash slowly becomes flatter and then the hyperpigmentation (dark skin) fades over time. ...Read more
What kind and where?: In the usa usually by walking barefoot on contaminated soil or by eating or drinking materials that are fecally contaminated by individuals who already have the worms, or by eating soil contaminated with dog droppings. In cleveland you can dig them up in your garden and use them for fishing bait. ...Read more
Try other meds or...: I don't know what types of worms she has but most worms are not that serious. If it's pinworms, often the problems is that the meds worked but she has been re-infected from eggs in the household environment. Other meds may help but there are also natural remedies for worms. Papaya seeds are proven effective-1 tsp ground papaya seeds once a week can help (higher dose if she weighs more than 50 lbs). ...Read more
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