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Found 2 thin foot long white string in stool. Looks like dental floss or thin white noodle. Is this a worm? What kind? Is it from my cat?

Found 2 thin foot long white string in stool. Looks like dental floss or thin white noodle. Is this a worm? What kind? Is it from my cat?

Possibly a tapeworm: Intestinal worms are surprisingly common but seldom diagnosed. It sounds like you might have a tapeworm, which can be many feet long but come out in pieces.
If you collect a piece your Dr. Can send it to a lab for analysis. You can also get blood or saliva tests for antibodies to tapeworm. It could be from a cat. See http: //www. Healthhype. Com/human-intestinal-worms-symptoms-pictures-treatment. Html ...Read more

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Grossed out! Worms in stool! Just saw long pink one?

Grossed out! Worms in stool! Just saw long pink one?

Ascaris: If it is several inches long and looks like an earthworm, likely to be the ascaris roundworm which can be eradicated with meds. ...Read more

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I had little worms about 1/4-inch long in my stool, what is hapenning?

I had little worms about 1/4-inch long in my stool, what is hapenning?

Really worms?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if stringy mucus you may be seeing is "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

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I've had small white strings in my stool for 2+ weeks now. They are very short and very thin. Are these worms?

I've had small white strings in my stool for 2+ weeks now. They are very short and very thin. Are these worms?

Could be worms.: Please visit your physician to obtain materials to give a stool sample for ova and parasites to find out. You can also bring one or more in a ziplock bag to show the physician. There are some things that are not well-digested that pass through into stool and give unusual appearances. Have you eaten anything different for the last 2 weeks? ...Read more

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I've been getting worm-shaped (not pencil thin) thin stools along with normal ones today, all of them are type 4 on stool chart is this natural?

I've been getting worm-shaped (not pencil thin) thin stools along with normal ones today, all of them are type 4 on stool chart is this natural?

Thin Stool: Is this the first time this happens to you? Do you have pain or bleeding with bowl movements? Any family history or colon issues? If this is something that continues or you answered yes to any of the questions you need to see a gi. ...Read more

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Would long little pieces of what looks like thread in stool possibly be worms in a toddler? What would worms look like? We got kittens, just concerned

Pinworms/threadworms: Pinworms are white thread like parasites that can live in the large intestines. They only affect humans so kitty is not involved. Kids are exposed to the pinworms through eggs shed by other kids in their play areas. These make it onto their fingers and are ingested, traveling inside where they hatch. Your doc can confirm the diagnosis and guide you with treatment. ...Read more

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I have a long white worm in stool. What is it? It's long, white, and is like a worm although it doesn't move at all. Is it a tapeworm or what may it be?

I have a long white worm in stool. What is it? It's long, white, and is like a worm although it doesn't move at all. Is it a tapeworm or what may it be?

Worm? - don't know: I don't know if it is a worm. It could be fiber. The next time you pass a possible worm or segment of a worm, bring it is as a stool specimen (don’t handle it directly with your hands) to your doctor. The type of worm can be identified in a laboratory. If you doctor is not knowledgeable about worms, she or he could ask you to see an infectious disease specialty. ...Read more

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I have had brown string in my stool and sometimes on the toilet paper after I wipe. Maybe an inch and a half long. Do I have a worm?

I have had brown string in my stool and sometimes on the toilet paper after I wipe. Maybe an inch and a half long. Do I have a worm?

Travel history?: If you did not travel abroad, it is highly unlikely that you have an intestinal worm. What you noticed may be undigested fiber. If you have no symptoms, it should not be a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Have had long white mucus things in stool that look like long worms. Didn't move. Have had pillows in rectum can this be part of them sloughing off?

Have had long white mucus things in stool that look like long worms. Didn't move. Have had pillows in rectum can this be part of them sloughing off?

Pillows in rectum?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, particularly if concerned about "worms" or at risk. ...Read more

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I suffer from indigestion. Sometimes a find a white substance when I pass stool. I go to the washroom atleast 3-4 times a day. Do I have a worm?

I suffer from indigestion. Sometimes a find a white substance when I pass stool. I go to the washroom atleast 3-4 times a day. Do I have a worm?

2 separate problems: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if mucus white bits you're seeing are "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

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I was given amoxicillin 500 milligrams 4 times a day. I am 99 percent sure I had worms in my stool today they were very long?

Worms in stool: You should see your doctor about worms in the stool and make an appointment to be seen. Try to obtain a stool specimen so your doctor can send it to the lab for identification. You should have examinations and tests to obtain diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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After passing a stool and wiping I found a long white vein. This has happened twice now at first thought it was a worm but not moving why is this?

After passing a stool and wiping I found a long white vein. This has happened twice now at first thought it was a worm but not moving why is this?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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My toddler has long (maybe 15cm), white worms in his stool. He took albendazole on Sunday but the worms are still coming out live. Should I be worried?

My toddler has long (maybe 15cm), white worms in his stool. He took albendazole on Sunday but the worms are still coming out live. Should I be worried?

Right treatment: White worms that grow to 15 cm or more are soil transmitted helminths (parasitic worms). Ascaris live in the intestines and Ascaris eggs are passed out in the feces of infected persons. Ascaris is caused by investing eggs, Toddler eating mud pies or uncleared food with soil still on the food. Symptoms can be light or heavy. Treatment is simple Albendazole dose 400mg PO x 1 dose with food. ...Read more

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How long am I to see pinworms in my stool after second dose of albenza (albendazole). It's been two weeks? Are they dead worms? How do I know?

How long am I to see pinworms in my stool after second dose of albenza (albendazole). It's been two weeks? Are they dead worms? How do I know?

Pinworms: You can be reinfected, the therapy may not have been adequate, or what you are seeing are not worms. You don't say whether you are still symptomatic. Might help to see a doctor and have these looked at. Good luck. ...Read more

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Long, stringy, gelly-like, dark brown, thing in feces. Have had diarreah for almost two weeks now. You don't think this is worms do you. (very scared)?

Parasites: Most parasitic infections in the usa are uncommon and very few will produce the type of structure you have described. Although doubt that these are worms, suggest that to make you feel more at ease, that you see a doctor and provide a stool specimen for examination. ...Read more

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Found something worm like in feces. Did notlook like tapeworm and wasn't moving. It was about 3 inches long. Could it be from food.

Found something worm like in feces. Did notlook like tapeworm and wasn't moving. It was about 3 inches long. Could it be from food.

Worm or mucus?: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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Found a rice-like worm in my 2 year old's stool, when it moved it stretched very thin, white very tiny, pinworms? Best OTC treatment? Other info?

Found a rice-like worm in my 2 year old's stool, when it moved it stretched very thin, white very tiny, pinworms? Best OTC treatment? Other info?

Pinworms: Pyrantal pamoate is available over the counter. It can be repeated in one week. Also cut nails short. And reduce sugars in diet. ...Read more

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What causes worms in ur stool?

Pinworms: Most likely these are pinworms. They occur often in children and need to be treated. Pin-X or similar drug, or a prescription med can be used in children over 2 but the dose must be repeated in 2-3 weeks Some suggest a third dose, too. The whole family may need to be treated and sheets and clothing washed. Ask your Doc. Read the instructions on the package carefully. Also tell his school. ...Read more

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Why was my last stool white and looked like a fat worm?

Not sure.: Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for pattern of extremely light stools. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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I have stringy looking things, in my stools. I don't know if they are worms. Hoping not but not sure. Please help me?

See the Pathologist: Take a stool sample to the local laboratory and ask them (or your doctor) to look for "ova and parasites". If it is a worm, the laboratory will be able to tell. ...Read more

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White clear string in stool. Is it worms or something more serious? I noticed it when I wiped & it appeared clear & sof rubbery texture. Please help.

Unlikely: Pinworms are threadlike but only an inch or so in length. Ascaris are ling thick and similar to nightcrawlers in appearance. The usual origin of "clear stringy" material in stool are breakdown products of vegetative matter, like celery. ...Read more

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Please help me! What are these worms in my stool?

Needs identification: The next time you pass a worm or segment of a worm, bring it is as a stool specimen (don’t handle it directly with your hands). The type of worm can be identified in a laboratory. If you doctor is not knowledgeable about worms, s/he could ask you to see an infectious disease specialty. ...Read more

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I found alot of worms in my stool. What is this and what should I do?

I found alot of worms in my stool. What is this and what should I do?

See a physician: Worms in stool could be one of many types of intestinal parasites, some which can cause harm. Save the worms and bring them to your primary physician to better evaluate which type of parasite it is and then for medical management. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Can guinea worms be diagnosed by a stool exam?

No: Guinea worm comes out through the skin. See this site for more info.
http://www. Who. Int/dracunculiasis/disease/en/. ...Read more