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Worm in Toilet a Roundworm, Earthworm, or Something Else?

A reader in Buffalo, NY sent in a photograph of a long brown worm found in a toilet and asks if it is an ascaris worm, which is a type of roundworm. According to our reader, her bathroom has not been properly cleaned and the worm has been eating and growing inside the toilet. Continue reading [...]

Red Worms in Man’s Toilet are Midge Fly Larvae

Red worms were found in the toilet bowl belonging to this man, who wishes that we identify them and provide instructions on how to get rid of them. The picture provided does not offer much insight into what these worms look like, other than the fact that they are minuscule in size, and that their bodies are very flexible, and they can bend and curl in many different ways. Continue reading [...]

Worm Emerging From Reader’s Nose

One of our readers reached out about a worm coming out of her nose. We aren't able to diagnose medical issues, but we have given a brief overview of roundworms, which are parasitic worms that can emerge from their host's nose. We encourage our reader to visit a doctor ASAP! 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 [...]

Is Worm in Toilet Roundworm?

A reader sent us a photograph of a brown worm he found swimming in his toilet. We think this might be a roundworm, which is a parasitic worm that lives in the gut. However, since we aren't medical professionals, we encourage our reader to see a doctor as soon as possible to weigh in on the matter. Continue reading [...]

Worm in Toilet Bowl Could be Ascaris Worm or Earthworm

A reader discovered a long worm in his toilet. He thought it might be an Ascaris worm, which is a parasite. If it is not an Ascaris worm, we think it might be an earthworm. Continue reading [...]
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