“I found this worm in my stool 2 days ago,” says this reader of the clear white worms displayed in the photographs below. He has recently had clotting problems and wonders if this has anything to do with it.
Our reader adds that the “big clear pic”, which we take to mean the photograph above, is of a “worm” he found in his stool about a month ago, while the creature in the photograph below is of the one he found two days prior to sending in his query to us. Now, although our reader’s sole question was about the possible connection between finding organisms in one’s “stool” and clotting, we feel that we must make it clear that we will not be able to identify the organisms in the photos, in case that was also something our reader was hoping to get from us. As our reader’s situation relates to his body and health, we cannot identify these creatures as doing so would be comparable to giving a diagnosis. As we are not medical professionals, this is not something we are qualified to do. So, as with all our readers who come to us with their medical situations, all we can do is help our reader in the ways we can, by telling his story and by pointing him in the right direction of where he can go for help.
Additionally, what we can do is attempt to answer our reader’s question about clotting. Now, we must make very clear the fact that any connections we make between clotting and any type of worm one can find in humans is in no way, shape or form, a description of what our reader is dealing with or a medical diagnosis of any kind. Any parasite mentioned is not an identification of what our reader has, nor is any other medical condition discussed. Bearing that in mind, what we will say is that there are indeed parasites that can cause blood clotting (assuming this is what our reader is referring to by “clotting”), such as schistosomes, but they are not found in one’s stool (though their eggs are often excreted). In fact, from the research we have done, there are not any direct links being made between intestinal parasites (which one would typically find in their stool) and clotting. We want to stress again that we are not suggesting that our reader has an intestinal parasite or is experiencing blood clots. But to answer our reader’s question we would say that generally speaking, finding ‘worms’ in one’s stool does not have to do with blood clots.
On that note, these “clotting problems” are something our reader should take up with a medical professional. We urge him to go seek medical help, both for the organisms found in his stool and for the clotting. Naturally, our reader can go to his doctor for these problems, but in the experience of many of our readers, doctors have, at times, turned away patients who say they have found worms in or on themselves. This is because most doctors do not receive training within this field and so are not equipped to deal with these types of problems. For that reason, our reader may want to consider going somewhere else for his worm problem. We would suggest consulting a physician who specializes in this particular field, and so that our reader do one or more of the following: 1) Search for a medical parasitologist in their area using this directory of medical parasitology consultants: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory. 2) Search for a local parasitologist by doing a Google search for “medical parasitologist (name of the closest big city)” or “tropical medicine specialist (name of the closest big city)”. 3) Get in touch with Dr. Omar Amin at the Parasitology Center at https://www.parasitetesting. 4) Contact Dr. Vipul Savaliya of Infectious Disease Care (“IDCare”) at idcarepa.com.
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To conclude, our reader needs to seek medical advice for the issues he is currently dealing with. Although we are unable to identify the creatures he found in his stool, we hope that this article will still prove useful and informative. We wish him the best of luck.