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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 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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If you step on animal feces with an open wound on your foot and got a tapeworm or other parasitic egg in your bloodstream, could it be dangerous?

If you step on animal feces with an open wound on your foot and got a tapeworm or other parasitic egg in your bloodstream, could it be dangerous?

Yes, any: Parasite infection could be dangerous. But possibility of infection from single exposure is probably low, especially if it did not happen in a rural area. Consult with your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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Tapeworm segment in stool. What should I do?

Tapeworm segment in stool. What should I do?

Tapeworm: See a physician for treatment. Take care. ...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

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If your stool is multicolored and It looks like army print Does it mean you have a tapeworm? What could be the problem

If your stool is multicolored and It looks like army print Does it mean you have a tapeworm? What could be the problem

Stool Color: Stool color is not important unless there is no color at all or it is bloody. Melena which is black sticky foul smelly stool signifies blood as well and is important. Otherwise green, brown, orange or shades thereof don't mean anything. ...Read more

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2mm white opaque sac on stool. Squeezed it, clear liquid (mostly) & whi opaque substance bursted out. Could I have tapeworm? Cats had them weeks ago.

2mm white opaque sac on stool. Squeezed it, clear liquid (mostly) & whi opaque substance bursted out. Could I have tapeworm? Cats had them weeks ago.

Test: This may have been a segment of some kind of parasite. I recommend that you ask your physician to order a fresh stool specimen from you to be given to the hospital laboratory so that a stool culture and examination for ova (eggs) and parasites can be done. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass sac-like objects on a stool that look like tapeworm eggs (golden, firm, etc.) but are not? If so, what are the possibilities?

Tapeworm unlikely: I'm pretty sure you're the same person who has asked several questions about tapeworm, cats, and things you have seen in your stool or your cat's feces. In the US, human tapeworm infestation is rare, and cat tapeworm is espcially unlikley to infect humans. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. A simple stool "ova and parasites" test will tell for sure whether or not you have it. ...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?

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 ate rice with black beans. And today on my stool, I saw rice looking things on my stool. With black beans. Was it the rice or tapeworm?

Diet and Stools: It is most likely the beans caused rapid transit through your GI system and this was just undigested food. I see no mention of any symptoms in your question that would even raise the spectrum of a tapeworm. ...Read more

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I have been noticing black bean shaped things, and white dots in my stool. I was recently treated for tapeworms. Is this a normal side effect?

Evidence?: After you have been treated, your body needs to get rid of the infection. So you may be seeing evidence of the dead tapeworm, etc. If you continue to have symptoms or are concerned, best to see your provider. ...Read more

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What is the consistency/feel of tapeworm segments? I had many small white items in my stool and when I fished one out, it was firm but easily crushed.

Tapeworm: If you are seeing white segments in your stool, you most likely have a tapeworm. You need to be treated, call your doctor, he or she will likely want a stool specimen. Good luck. ...Read more

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What if you see something worm-like on your stool that's not moving at all? - and are tapeworm segments hard?

What if you see something worm-like on your stool that's not moving at all? - and are tapeworm segments hard?

See Doctor: You might want to bring stool sample into your dr to check for parasites to be sure but it may be possibly nothing. Tapeworm segments usually are not hard but firmer perhaps and are greyish / white. ...Read more

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Flat onion looking skin in loose stool (only 1)?? Worried I have tapeworms??

Flat onion looking skin in loose stool (only 1)?? Worried I have tapeworms??

Unlikely: If you live in the USA and have not traveled, then tapeworms would be very unusual. The likelihood is that this is just something you ate which was only partially digested. If it does not recur and you have no other symptoms would ignore it. If it recurs, salvage it and take to your doctor to be examined professionally. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been having a pod like thing come out in my stool. Its a brown orange color. It resembles a bean or a raisin. What could this be? Tapeworm?

I have been having a pod like thing come out in my stool. Its a brown orange color. It resembles a bean or a raisin. What could this be? Tapeworm?

Well: Could be food could be in undigested pill capsule could be a piece of plastic you swallowed or could be a parasite. Take pictures of the stool sample or take it into primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I had pinworms as they were in my stool so I took medicine but I noticed there are what look like tapeworm eggs instead. Were they pinworms or not?

I had pinworms as they were in my stool so I took medicine but I noticed there are what look like tapeworm eggs instead. Were they pinworms or not?

MIXTURES: Or MULTIPLE parasitic infections are NOT that uncommon!! You need a stool exam for OVA (eggs) and the parasites themselves...then proper TREATMENT (Often a sinfle treatment with a "Broad spectrum" anti-helminth (anti-worm) will "do the trick"
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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There's sesame lookin white seeds in my stool. I squeezed one&white stuff came out. Idk if they're eggs of a tapeworm. I don't have nausea but headaches.

Stool analysis: A fresh stool specimen brought to the lab can be analyzed for eggs, parasites and cultured for other psthogens. Discuss this with your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Constipation, loose stools, white specks in stool. I am always hungry. Could I have a tapeworm? I don't remember eating anything uncooked...

Constipation, loose stools, white specks in stool. I am always hungry. Could I have a tapeworm? I don't remember eating anything uncooked...

Tape worm: Can sometimes present as white specks in stool. Possible causes can be increased mucus in the stool because of irritation of the gastrointestinal tract or infections. Some foods can cause this. A gallstone when passed could have this coloration. Stool ova ; parasite through your doctor can determine if there are broken off segments of tapeworms. ...Read more

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Many systemic symptoms 3+yrs, dr. S don’t know cause. Just found holes in home air ducts, rodent feces & debris. What type of dr should I see? Any tests?

Many systemic symptoms 3+yrs, dr. S don’t know cause. Just found holes in home air ducts, rodent feces & debris. What type of dr should I see? Any tests?

Get exterminator 1st: I'd recommend ridding those vermin from your house and getting those air ducts cleaned out. If you start to feel better after that, then you wouldn't necessarily need further testing. Otherwise, you can see you primary care doc or an infectious diseases specialist if you think additional testing is needed. ...Read more

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Are tapeworms dangerous in children?

Are tapeworms dangerous in children?

If neglected: Tape tapeworm infestation occurs due to contaminated food (uncooked) and water supply frequently seen in developing countries. Yes if untreated, looses most of the nourishment s to the worms, child will be malnourished, and will affect the child. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way you can catch tapeworms?

What is the easiest way you can catch tapeworms?

Raw meat...: Eating raw or undercooked meat from an animal infected with the tapeworm is usually how it is contracted. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a human gets tapeworms?

Could you tell me what happens if a human gets tapeworms?

Asymptomatic or sx: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. In rare cases tapeworms have blocked intestines & damaged the eyes, heart, brain & liver. ...Read more

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What makes up feces?

What makes up feces?

Undigested food: After your intestinal track does its magic, extracting the nutritional and energetic elements from what you eat, then what is left over is concentrated in your colon and passes out as feces. This is true throughout the animal kingdom. ...Read more