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What is living inside me, and how can I kill it?! (TMI warning)

(67 Posts)
Whatislivinginsideme Fri 16-Nov-12 18:59:22

Last night I went for a wee before bed and when I wiped I noticed a black, inch long, 'thing' on the paper. It was very thin, and I thought it was a hair, but a very thick one. I looked a bit closer and one end sort of reared up a little, so I'm sure it was a living creature. At that point I flushed it down the loo in panic!

I thought it might mean I had general 'worms' but when I googled about them it said they are white. This was black.

Today I inspected the paper after wiping and there were a couple of shorter thin things that looked lighter in colour. If I hadn't seen the black moving thing the night before I would have presumed they were just little bits of hair, but now I don't know.

Does anyone have any idea what this is and how I can get rid of any more that might be in me?!

I do have 3 cats, so don't know if it's some kind of creature caught from them? I do always wash my hands before eating and after cleaning their litter tray etc. But I don't always wash after every single time I stroke one of them. And I admit, they do often sleep on my bed.

Any ideas? And will I have to go to the dr? I hate going to doctors about 'embarrassing' inflictions!

Thanks

AppleOgies Mon 19-Nov-12 19:49:46

Especially vivalebeavers brain worm!

AppleOgies Mon 19-Nov-12 19:48:52

I'm so regretting reading this thread. <bleurgh>

Arithmeticulous Mon 19-Nov-12 19:46:08

Is it dead yet?

MerryChristMoose Mon 19-Nov-12 15:03:44

To be fair Accidental the winters can be pretty. Right cold but clear blue skies and sun. Can be really grim though too. Summers are lovely. Temperatures in the mid to high 20s for a couple of months and very little rain.

We're the same latitude as Newcastle. Shows you what the Gulf Stream does for the UK!

BeatTheClock Sun 18-Nov-12 22:47:37

OMG OMG <swallows bodyweight in Ovex washed down with bleach>

gussiegrips Sun 18-Nov-12 22:37:50

Accidental I feel pathetic.

Not only have I not had worms, I've not had any thing living in it's entirety in my fanjo.

What a waste of a youth-hood...

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 18-Nov-12 21:42:47

Gussiegrips - you haven't lived until you've had worms in your muff.
I'm experienced <proud emoticon>

Vivalebeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 21:42:07

Jesus. I'm so worming myself tomorrow. Have an itchy bum now.

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 18-Nov-12 21:27:19
gussiegrips Sun 18-Nov-12 21:25:13

So. Very. Funny.

Am a bit miffed I've never had a worm in my muff.

Sigh

Djembe Sun 18-Nov-12 21:24:13

Nooooo why on earth worm did I read all of this? <shivers>

Almacks Sun 18-Nov-12 21:23:51

ahardyfool LOL at "nicer worms" !!!!
grin <feels itchy>

WinnietheWho Sun 18-Nov-12 21:18:48

Aargh .... just mildly flipping out at the descriptions of "earthworm" type creatures in the toilet : A few years ago I found what looked exactly like that in our toilet and flushed it away in a panic. Tried to reassure myself that it was in fact an earthworm that had somehow made it into the cistern and down into the bowl. Now am beginning to wonder whether it was actually a round worm and whether it came from one of us or from a visitor! shock
I would hope that we might know by now whether we were infected? confused

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 18-Nov-12 21:00:19

MerryChristMoose nowt survives at -30, not even the worms in my intestines!

Do you get warms summers though?

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 18-Nov-12 20:55:54

PETS, I said PETS IUsedToBeAContender.
You must have thought I was a right dirty caaahhh grin

MerryChristMoose Sun 18-Nov-12 20:32:12

accidental I've just found another advantage to living abroad where it's -30 during winter grin

Arithmeticulous Sun 18-Nov-12 20:27:55

You know whenever someone talks about nits, you automatically start scratching your head? Well, I'm now doing the worms equivalent of that hmm

UsedToBeAContender Sun 18-Nov-12 20:20:33

Accidental I have to admit that the first time I read this thread I thought you said you got them "from your skanky PANTS" rather than PETS.

I apologise for the dreadful thoughts that went through my head! grin

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Sun 18-Nov-12 13:42:05

Oh...before I read this, ignorance was most definitely bliss.

Anyone want a dog or cat?

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 18-Nov-12 10:39:16

Thanks Lougle, I didn't know that, why take Flubendazol instead?

SolidGoldYESBROKEMYSPACEBAR Sun 18-Nov-12 10:00:24

Yaaaargh! Yaaargh! Why did I read this thread?

banana87 Sun 18-Nov-12 09:54:54

This thread is reminding me of that show an animal planet "monsters inside me". You have no idea the things that can lurk inside us! Get to the GP!!!!

Lougle Sun 18-Nov-12 08:25:41

Ovex is mebendazole, used for treating threadworms. You take one tablet as a single dose.

For roundworms, you take it twice a day for 3 days

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sun 18-Nov-12 08:07:40

Ovex is for threadworm. They are little tiny white worms. Its available over the counter.

This sounds like roundworm as it's much bigger. OP you need a prescription from the GP.

Vivalebeaver Sun 18-Nov-12 08:02:18

The pharmacist bit will be open and they'll give you ovex.

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