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Is there a parasite that looks like straw or hay. My

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Is there a parasite that looks like straw or hay. My daughter passed it in her stool.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 years ago.


Hmmm...thought I just answered this but answer seems to have disappeared...

Ok well there areparasiitic worms that may be tan in color and may be of rough diameter of a straw of hay...

Short and perfectly straight ...No...that might be an non-digestible particle...

If in doubt then meet with her doctor. She may be set up to collect stool specimen and this reviewed by laboratory. This would be tested for range of ova and parasites....this would find the answer ...

If she should have a parasitic worm then it would be readily treated...

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Anthony Bray MD