Doctor insights on:
Ongoing research: There is a lot of promising data that looks at whip worms but also other living organisms like bacteria in making a difference in ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease. The data are still preliminary in my mind and are not ready for prime time, mostly because we do not fully understand the biology behind why they help people. ...Read more
My dogs were diagnosed with whipworm. Could my husband and I have it? I hear it can be from contaminated water. Could it be our water? How do we know?
Infected feces: People can get whipworm. The eggs are passed through the feces of infected people or animals. Unless you get your water from a contaminated well, it is an unlikely source. A mild infection may not cause any symptoms or you may experience. The best prevention is frequent handwashing, especially before handling food. Clean your yard of any dog feces. ...Read more
Help I think I saw a part of a worm moving around my anus when defecating I was too scared to look and keep pooping. What should I do &whatworm it be?
Take a look:
Firstly, don't be scared.
Worms are extremely rare in civilized countries with proper hygiene.
However rare, occ. Someone can become infected. All cases are rather easily treatable.
Have a look. .. Or have someone else have a look at your stool. Most likely, it's nothing. If you find something, gather it with a tweezer and show it to your doctor.
Don't be arfraid. Good luck. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more