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Earthworm or Intestinal Parasite?

The red worms our reader has been finding in his toilet are earthworms, not intestinal parasites. That being said, if our reader is truly worried about his health, he needs to address those concerns with a medical professional who is licensed to give medical advice! Continue reading [...]

Worm In Toilet Probably Not From Reader’s Body

We believe the brown worm our reader found swimming in her toilet is an earthworm! We think it probably came from the plumbing system and not from her body! If she is convinced it came from her body, she should see a medical professional ASAP. Continue reading [...]
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Brown Worm in Toilet Probably an Earthworm

We believe the brown worm our reader found in his toilet is an earthworm. Earthworms aren't known to carry or transmit any human diseases, so they are generally considered to be harmless! Continue reading [...]

Brown Worm in Toilet Probably An Earthworm

We think the brown worm our reader found in her toilet is probably an earthworm. Readers discover earthworms in their toilets a few times a month, so we don't think our reader has anything to be concerned about! Continue reading [...]

Where Are Earthworms Coming From?

One of our reader's reached out because she has found earthworms in her bathtub on several different occasions. We think they might be coming from her drain, and we encourage her to hire a plumber to have a look around. Luckily, earthworms aren't known to carry or transmit human diseases! Continue reading [...]

Earthworm In Toilet From Pipes Not Humans

A reader recently sent us this message, "I found this worm in my toilet. I am fairly sure it is an earthworm but I'm not an expert. What do you think? My wife is freaked out and would like reassurance that it hasn't come out of one of us. It was still alive in the toilet. I took it out and put it in a box. It was still alive about 15 hours later." The first photograph he sent shows the creature placed next to measuring tape, so we can see that it is about 3-4 cm long: In addition to its size, we can see from the photo that the worm is a purple/brown color and has a thin, segmented body. We agree with our reader's identification; this is an earthworm! Not only do all the physical characteristics of this worm match with an earthworm, the location of discovery is also a normal place to Continue reading [...]
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