Silvery Shapes in Toilet Cause Concern

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“I found these silvery things moving at the bottom of my toilet bowl when I urinate,” states this reader in his submission regarding the translucent shape pictured below. “I thought it might just be the warmer liquid mixing with the cooler liquid – it kind of swirls. I’m gonna attach a video. Oh, by the way, I’m in Dallas Texas but was in the Navy and have traveled to many countries. I apologize for the language.” Firstly, we want to thank our reader for his service and let him know that the language is absolutely fine: we want our readers to be as direct as possible when they give us the context of their situation, as it helps us get the clearest grasp on the situation we can get. Secondly, we must say that this does not resemble any organism that we know of. It really does just look like swirls of liquid.

Now, while our reader does explicitly state he is worried about his health, we assume that, by mentioning that he has “traveled to many countries”, he might be worried he picked something up in one of those places. If we are incorrect in this assumption, please forgive us. But in the case that we are right, we want to point our reader in the direction of some people who may be able to help him. Unfortunately, we cannot help him identify the creature if he thinks it came from him, as situations like these call for a medical professional, which we are not.

We specifically recommend that he consult a medical parasitologist, because, unlike most primary care physicians and ER doctors, they receive training in parasitology, meaning they are equipped to identify organisms that enter and exit people’s bodies and affect their health (not to mention they specialize in this very field). If he wants to consult a medical parasitologist, our reader can do one or more of the following:
1) Search for a medical parasitologist in the Dallas 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 Dallas, Texas” or “tropical medicine specialist Dallas, Texas”.
3) Get in touch with Dr. Omar Amin at the Parasitology Center at https://www.parasitetesting.com.

To conclude, we hope we were able to help our reader with this situation to some extent, even though we were not able to identify the thing he found in his toilet. We wish him the very best!

 

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Silvery Shapes in Toilet Cause Concern
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Silvery Shapes in Toilet Cause Concern
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"I found these silvery things moving at the bottom of my toilet bowl when I urinate," states this reader in his submission regarding the translucent shape pictured below. "I thought it might just be the warmer liquid mixing with the cooler liquid - it kind of swirls. I’m gonna attach a video. Oh, by the way, I’m in Dallas Texas but was in the Navy and have traveled to many countries. I apologize for the language." Firstly, we want to thank our reader for his service and let him know that the language is absolutely fine: we want our readers to be as direct as possible when they give us the context of their situation, as it helps us get the clearest grasp on the situation we can get. Secondly, we must say that this does not resemble any organism that we know of. It really does just look like swirls of liquid.
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