We recently got this message from one of our readers, “What is this worm? I found it when I went to the toilet. I believe it came out of me. Originally I thought it was just a hair but now I am not convinced. Please tell me if you can figure out what this is. Sorry if this is too much information but I really need your help.” She also included a photograph:
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As our reader mentioned, this creature does look a lot like a hair. So, what is it? Readers discover worms in their toilet pretty regularly and we often identify the worms they find as either earthworms or bloodworms. This worm, on the other hand, does not look anything like an earthworm or a bloodworm. Also, other readers usually find the worms in the toilet, but are unsure if the worms came from their own bodies or if they were just in the toilet prior to use. In this case, our reader seems pretty convinced that the creature did indeed come from her body and was not simply in the toilet prior to use. Therefore, we think there is a possibility that our reader is dealing with some sort of parasite.
That being said, we are not medical professionals and we are not licensed to give medical advice of any kind. So, while we think the creature could be a parasite, we don’t have the expertise to provide a diagnosis or speculate on treatment options. We recommend she visit a doctor as soon as possible to receive proper medical attention for this situation. If she is able to, we recommend that she bring the worm in so they can examine it and run tests if necessary.
To wrap up, a reader sent us a photo of a hair-like worm she discovered in her toilet that she believes came from her body. We think she could be dealing with a parasite, but we encourage her to see a doctor to learn more.
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