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What does a tapeworm look like in feces?

What does a tapeworm look like in feces?

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What does tapeworm look like in human feces?

What does tapeworm look like in human feces?

Tape worm in stool: Tapeworms are flat, segmented and described as "ribbon-like". You could pass a worm or worm segments. ...Read more

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Found something worm like in feces. Did notlook like tapeworm and wasnt moving. It was about 3 inches long. Could it be from food.

Found something worm like in feces. Did notlook like tapeworm and wasnt 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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IF someone had a tapeworm, would they be seeing segments in their stool, like how you see them with cats?

IF someone had a tapeworm, would they be seeing segments in their stool, like how you see them with cats?

Yes and no: It is possible that you would see worms. But if you don't it doesn't mean you do not have them. Your MD can do a simple stool test to look for parasites or their eggs. ...Read more

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If you have a tapeworm how often will you see the segments? Everyday? And will they completely cover the stool so that it looks speckled?

If you have a tapeworm how often will you see the segments? Everyday? And will they completely cover the stool so that it looks speckled?

Tapeworms: Depending upon which tapeworm you may or may not see segments, and when you do they should be obvious. These are so uncommon in the USA that you really need some exposure risk to be concerned about this. If you see one, take it with a stool specimen to your doctor so that it can be examined in the laboratory. It is important to know which tapeworm because some have risks outside of the intestine. ...Read more

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If you haven't had any signs of a tapeworm since 'segments' in stool (untreated) at 12, could it have been inside all this time although no signs?

If you haven't had any signs of a tapeworm since 'segments' in stool (untreated) at 12, could it have been inside all this time although no signs?

Tapeworm: Yes definitely. Tapeworms infection must be treated for a cure. Just because you do not see segments does not mean its gone. Have the stools sent for analysis and get some medication for it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have found tapeworm in my stool?

What to do if I have found tapeworm in my stool?

Treatment: Please see your physician for treatment with an anthelmintic drug. ...Read more

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I am a 52 yr old male and i think i see tapeworm segments in my stool.

I am a 52 yr old male and i think i see tapeworm segments in my stool.

See an ID doctor: Tapeworm infections are extremely unusual in the usa. Get you stools examined for ova and parasites and this should resolve the issue. Also if present, easily treated. See an infectious diseases expert. Good luck. ...Read more