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No: Presence of tapeworm parts or ova confirms its presence in the intestines. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
If your stool is multicolored and It looks like army print Does it mean you have a tapeworm? What could be the problem
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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