Since 2016, this man and has been finding worms in his stool. Our reader kindly provided us with a picture and video of one of these worms, which appear to be red, thin and long.
Prior to getting into the bulk of the article, we wish to give a fair warning to our readers that the following includes mild descriptions of sexual activity, in case that is something that would be uncomfortable to read. In addition to this, it is vital that we point out that we will not be able to provide an identification of this worm, nor will we be able to give medical advice as we are not medical professionals. As this situation is purely medical in nature, we urge our reader to consult a medical professional to get an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Alternatively, he could also consult a parasite specialist for the same aid, which he can find by doing a Google search of “infectious disease physician (name of his city)”, or “travel disease physician (name of city he traveled to).”
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Our reader stated that he first noticed the worms after three months of oral sex with a transgender individual. He has tried multiple methods of dealing with this, including taking Ivermectin and Albendazole (generic medication used to treat parasitic infestations), as well going to the doctors to run tests for certain diseases. Whilst he tested negative for HIV and “other STD test(s)”, “CMV” (an STD related to herpes), and “Toxoplasma IgG” (some other form of parasitic infection which are not worms).
Our reader adds that he has had surgeries for carotid artery blocks twice, and has suffered from neck stiffness as well. We are not sure what kind of correlation he may be suggesting between this and the worms, but we must stress again that our reader should consult a medical professional. And furthermore that he consults a medical professional about this problem specifically: the worms, and that he provides them with all the same information he told us. Additionally, our reader informed us that his wife has also been discovering the same worms, though he did not mention for how long she has been passing them (it is possible our reader passed them to her), if she has had all the same additional problems, or if she attempted the same treatments as him. Regardless, we urge our reader to bring his wife with him to the medical professional, so that they can both get the help they require.
Lastly, we want to add that whether or not his sexual partner was transgender most likely had nothing to do with the transmission of this worm. Parasites are not picky when they choose their hosts to feed off of; whether or not the human is transgender or cisgendered is beyond them.
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To conclude, our reader and his wife need to consult a medical professional immediately to find out what these worms are so that they can receive proper treatment. And a word of advice to the rest of our readers; if you notice worms in your poop, do not wait three years before seeking help. You risk worsening your condition, or spreading it to other people, and hence consulting a medical professional immediately about issues like this is vital to keeping oneself and others healthy.