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My son said he found a tiny worm in his stool? Not sure what…

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My son said he...

My son said he found a tiny worm in his stool? Not sure what to do?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No Medications, he is 18 and we have not seen a doctor. Wondering what the procedure is here.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

No

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No not really other than he complained about this 4 years ago and pediatrician gave him something....don't remember

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago

I would like to ask a few more questions:

  1. Has he traveled outside the US recently?
  2. Is he having any stomach pain or stomach cramping?
  3. Is he having any diarrhea, loose stools or blood in his stools?
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No has not traveled outside us. No cramping. No blood or diarrhea. Found a worm in stool, brown look like a small meal worm. No other symptoms
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago

Ok, thank for those answers.
Would recommend that he see his regular physician so they can test and see what type of worm/parasite and that will help direct treatment. Its not emergent or urgent, but he should have follow up since long-term infections may cause diarrhea, weight loss and some times anemia due to blood loss. Treatment is usually with medications that are very effective.

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