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Red-striped Worm Found in Toilet is a Red Wiggler

“What kind of worm is this in my toilet?” asks this reader, who sends this photo from Greece. The worm in question appears to be red in color, is striped, and is long but thin.

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Red Worm Found in Toilet is an Earthworm

“Is this an earthworm?” asks this reader about the red worm pictured below. “It was in our upstairs toilet.”

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Long Red Worm Found at Bottom of Toilet is a Bloodworm

“What kind of worm is this?” asks this reader in the submission she sent us. “I went to the bathroom and went to flush and saw it at the bottom,” she continues, referring to the long, red worm pictured below.

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Short, Brown Worm Found in Shower May be a Bloodworm

“I live in Austin Texas and found this worm in my shower. It was about 2 inches long”, states this reader with regard to the long, pink-brown worm-like creature photographed below. “Do you know what kind of worm this is?”

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Dark Worm Found in Toilet Bowl is an Earthworm

“I just saw this in my toilet bowl. Help?” asks this reader in her submission. She is referring to the seemingly dark brown creature photographed below, who is sticking out into visible part of the toilet bowl.

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Long, Striped Worm Found in Toilet is a Red Wiggler

“Is this an earthworm that I found in my toilet?” is all this reader writes in his submission. The “earthworm” he is referring to is the long, red-striped worm in the photo below, which is a screenshot from one of the two videos our reader sent in.

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Pink Worm in Toilet is an Earthworm

“I have seen the worm in the picture in our toilet bowl on two separate occasions,” states this reader about the pink worm we can see in the picture our reader is referring to. At first, our reader attributed the discovery of the worm to flushing his cat’s excrement down the toilet, but now only he has been using the toilet, and he is curious as to where it might be coming from.

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Beige-Pink Worm Found in Toilet in Nepal is an Earthworm

“I rescued this guy from my toilet in a 4th floor apartment,” says this US resident about the worm she found during her visit to Nepal. The organism in the photograph appears to be mostly beige in color, with brown and pink accents along its body, has a segmented, elongated body, and is quite long in relation to our reader’s fingers.

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Long, Dark and Striped Worm in Toilet is a Pheretima Earthworm

A black and white-striped worm of considerable length was found by this reader in his toilet in the morning. After finding our website, which “seem(s) to be an authority on worms!” (thank you very much), he hopes we can tell him if the worm is anything to worry about.

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Reddish-Brown Worm in Woman’s Toilet is Likely an Earthworm or Bloodworm

A red/brown worm was spotted in this woman’s toilet after her cousin used the bathroom. She states that she has never experienced any worms in her bathroom before, and asks if she should be worried.

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Worm in Toilet is Nothing to Worry About

One of our readers recently asked us about a worm she found in her toilet. We believe this is either a bloodworm or an earthworm!

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Is Worm The Cause of Child’s Sickness?

We believe the worm that our reader found in her toilet came from her pipes, not her body! We are confident it is an earthworm, not a parasite! Of course, if she is convinced that it came from her body, she should see a doctor ASAP since we are not licensed medical professionals. 

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Is Red Worm in Toilet Parasitic?

We don’t think the red worm our reader found in her toilet is a parasite, rather we believe it is either an earthworm or a bloodworm. Of course, it is good that she went to see a doctor, and she should refer to them for medical advice on the matter!

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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!

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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!

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Worm In Toilet No Cause For Alarm

We think the creature our reader found in her toilet could be either a bloodworm or an earthworm. It is also possible that it is a different species entirely, but these are two of the most common worms found in toilets, and they share some resemblance to the organism our reader found.