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Silvery Shapes in Toilet Cause Concern

“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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Woman Asks for Help After She is Told She has Head Lice

“I was told I have head lice” says this reader, who sends in multifarious images of organisms, her hair and what appear to be wounds on her skin. Our reader asks us for help, and states that she has “no insurance.”

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Dead Worms Found in Bearded Dragon’s Waste

“I found these dead worms in my 16-inch long bearded dragons stool today and I am baffled as to what they could be”, states this reader about the brown worms pictured below. “They’re approximately 1.5 inches long, all uniform in shape, size, color, and are all folded the same way upon death.”

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An Array of Organisms Discovered in Stool: Where to Go for Help

A reader from Portugal writes to us after finding the organisms pictured below in her stool. The organisms vary in size and color, some being black/dark brown with segmentation along their ‘backs’, while others are a beige brown with a smoother body.

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Man Finds Clear White Worms in Stool and Questions Their Relation to Blood Clotting

“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.

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Pink, White and Brown Matter Found in the Toilet Bowl of This Woman Seeking Help

“Is this a worm or pieces of one,” asks this reader, who sends in a picture of pieces of pink, white and brown matter in a toilet bowl, from what we assume to be her excrement. Our reader states that she has a lot of gas, she eats a lot without gaining weight and she cannot afford a doctor.

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Some Black Worms Can Live in the Human Body

Today, we answer an inquiry from a gentleman asking if black worms live in the human body. The answer depends on what he is referring to with the words “black worm.”

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Where Can We Find Tapeworms Around the World?

It is possible to come in contact with tapeworms in Europe and North America, but keep in mind that tapeworms are extremely rare in these regions. If you live in North America or Europe and you suspect that you may have a tapeworm infection, it is highly likely that your symptoms are the result of another condition.

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Home Remedies for Worms

Most herbal or home remedies should be taken orally for a minimum of two weeks. Some individuals may complain of re-infection. To help avoid this, it is very important to change your eating habits immediately.

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The Life of Tapeworms

At the end of the tapeworm lies a sac of eggs. Several segments become detached at a time and pass out with the host’s feces. The tapeworm, much like the fluke, may have more than one intermediate host.

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Intestinal Worms If Left Untreated

Some of the most dangerous symptoms such as anemia, protein deficiency, and vomiting can cause major health problems such as muscle loss, weight loss, osteoporosis, malnutrition, mental illness, and even heart disease.

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Types of Worms that Feed on Blood

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one person in every four harbors parasitic worms.

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Stomach Worm Symptoms

In dogs, stomach worms also cause a dull coat, inability to exercise, and a distended abdomen. You will also find worms in your dogs fur, fecal matter, in his paws, in his ears, and sometimes you will find them in his food bowl.

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Symptoms of Tape Worm

While the tape worm can grow up to 15 feet or more in length, most are around 3-5 inches long. If left untreated, they can live up to 25 years.

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Dog Worm Types

Hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and whipworms thrive in the dog’s intestines. Round worms look like spaghetti and tapeworm segments look like grains of rice.

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Human Tape Worms

Certain types of parasites are found more often in animals, such as the bloodworm, which typically infects horses. Other types of parasites may affect humans more often.

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Canine Intestinal Worms

One of the easiest ways to detect canine intestinal worms is to simply examine your dog’s feces. This can be accomplished by sight alone.

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Worms in Stool

Worms in the stool can indicate any number of worm infections ranging from hookworm to tapeworm. The parasitic hookworm is around a half-inch-long while a tapeworm can reach up to a staggering three feet long if left untreated.

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Signs of Intestinal Worms in Humans

Worms in humans can cause rashes, abdominal discomfort, eye pain, insomnia, abdominal discomfort, and fever, to name just a few.

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Human Intestinal Worms

There are more than 3,200 types of parasites in existence today and at any given time, the human body may be infected with dozens of them. The most common parasite in humans is the worm. Parasites are divided into the following categories: Cestoda, Nematoda, Protozoa, and Trematoda. Some are microscopic while some worms in humans are quite visible to the naked eye. Certain types of parasites are found more often in animals, such as the bloodworm, which typically infects horses. Other types of parasites may affect humans more often. Just a few of the different types of parasites that may infect humans include: tapeworms, (Cestodes); hookworms, pinworms, and roundworms (Nematodes); giardia (Protozoa); and flat worms, (Trematoda).