We heard from a reader in Sussex, UK about a small flatworm they found swimming in their toilet about a year ago. They recently saw the same kind of worm near the window in the bathroom. Our reader is very distressed about this situation and wonders if they should be worried.
The reader didn’t include a photograph, so the photo included in this post is of a flatworm, not of the specific worm our reader discovered. We also don’t have any information about the worm besides that it is a flatworm. There are many species of flatworms, some aquatic and some terrestrial. However, without additional details, we cannot determine if the creature our reader found is simply a flatworm, or if it is something that might threaten their health. We recommend that our reader send in a photo of the worm in question. If they are fearful for their health, or believe this worm is a parasite that came out of them, we suggest they contact a doctor to help handle this situation.
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To summarize, a reader found a creature in their bathroom that they described as a “flatworm”, without a picture or other details we can’t say what this might be.
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