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Reader Curious About Parasitic Worms Retrieved From Cheek

One of our readers recently reached out to us requesting help. She explained that she had some "worms of parasitic nature" retrieved from her cheek. She acknowledges that she should see a doctor but is hopeful that we will be able to identify these worms before she reaches out to a physician. Continue reading [...]

Tiny Translucent Worm Found on Moss Plant

Today we responded to a reader who found a tiny, translucent worm near her moss plant. We believe this creature is a nematode, which is a roundworm! While there are parasitic nematodes, and even some that infect humans, we believe the one our reader has discovered is harmless. Continue reading [...]

Foot Long Worm is Probably Horsehair Worm

A reader asked us to identify the super-thin brown worm he found in his yard. We are confident this creature is a horsehair worm! Continue reading [...]

Are Tiny White (Potentially Parasitic) Worms Related To Raccoons?

One of our readers reached out to us about a medical issue. We aren't medical professionals and therefore aren't licensed to weigh in on medical matters. Continue reading [...]

2 Worms Found in Human Stool Sample

One of our readers recently sent us a photograph of a worm-like organism she discovered in a small portion of a human stool sample. She found 2 of these creatures, and while she explained that she was expecting to find worms, she wasn't expecting to find specimens like these. Continue reading [...]

Pink and Translucent Worm Discovered in Toilet

One of our readers found a pink and translucent worm in his toilet. We think the creature looks a little bit like an earthworm, which readers find in their toilets all the time, but since he is concerned about his health, we encourage him to see a doctor to find out if the worm is something to worry about! Continue reading [...]
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