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What is red worms in humans?

What is red worms in humans?

Parasites: Over 100 parasites can live in a human. I don't know which parasite is being referred to but a medical evaluation would likely be able to make a diagnosis. Depending on site of the parasite - particular tests may be needed. ...Read more

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Dear Dr Stephen, I went to the toilet and urinated a thing worm about 2-3cm long. It is red in color. Before this, I have also urinated out small, less than 5mm thing wriggly worms as well. I do have a picture but am not able to send it to you here. Can

Dear Dr Stephen,

I went to the toilet and urinated a thing worm about 2-3cm long. It is red in color. Before this, I have also urinated out small, less than 5mm thing wriggly worms as well. I do have a picture but am not able to send it to you here. Can

Get to your provider: If those are really worms, then you may have a parasite infection that needs evaluation and treatment; if they are potentially blood clots that look like worms, then something in your urinary system may be bleeding and needs evaluation and treatment. Given the importance of one's kidneys and urinary system, being evaluated promptly may avoid further injury to your body. ...Read more

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My friend has a red ring at different locations on her body. The ring is empty. Is it also ring worm?

My friend has a red ring at different locations on her body. The ring is empty. Is it also ring worm?

Ringworm: A round red bordered rash sounds like ringworm. Just a reminder this is not truly a worm but is a fungal infection. This can happen at multiple sites but should not hurt or itch very much. If it is swollen or very itchy it might also be hives or an immune reaction. Responding to treatment with an anti fungal cream will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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There are long, fat, red colored worms coming out every time she poops. Hemoglobin really down. 86 years old. What can it be?? How does this happen?

There are long, fat, red colored worms coming out every time she poops. Hemoglobin really down. 86 years old. What can it be?? How does this happen?

Round worm..: Ascariasis or round worm infestation. Can be easily treated with Mebendazol 100mg twice a day x 3 days, or Albendazol 400mg once only will clear it. Seek and solve the oro fecal contamination , treat other family members at the same time if they have it. ...Read more

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I have a raised red line on my scalp that itches really bad. Could it be worms?

I have a raised red line on my scalp that itches really bad. Could it be worms?

Not likely: If it's a raised line in a rough circle, with some clearing and loss of hair in the middle, then it could be 'ringworm,' which isn't actually a worm but a fungus. Worms under the skin are possible but are typically a third-world issue. Could also be contact dermatitis/allergy or another kind of infection like staph. See your doctor to help define what it is. ...Read more

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I went to take a bath and when i got out of the bath i noticed a small red colored worm..How do I know if this is tapeworm?

I went to take a bath and when i got out of the bath i noticed a small red colored worm..How do I know if this is tapeworm?

Probably not: Tapeworms cause you to pass seed packets which are pale egg packets. There are several types of worms which will pass as well and some of these are color. While this could be from the fact that you are infested with a worm in this category, it could also be some type of foreign material from the food you ate or perhaps an unclean bathtub. If you are feeling well, you can wait this out. ...Read more

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