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Long string like spaghetti in EBF baby poo

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SpeckyB Sun 19-Jul-15 20:06:16


I have Just found a long, fibrous string in my EBF baby's poo. It split in 2 when I tried to pull it out, but it is about 8-10 cams long and stretchy. It is the thickness of spaghetti.

She's six months old and I've never seen anything like this before. She recently started taking omeprazole for reflux.

I will go to the doctors tomorrow, but just a bit freaked out.

bittapitta Sun 19-Jul-15 20:10:45

I know you said EBF but is she on any solids at all? Can you be 100% sure she hasn't swallowed food or similar?

RattleAndRoll Sun 19-Jul-15 20:20:01

My first thought is something worm related.
Google worm in poo. Some photos look like spaghetti, but is actually a type of worm.

AspieAndNT Sun 19-Jul-15 20:21:23

it looks like tapeworm but I can't see how she would have got that

Duggee Sun 19-Jul-15 20:22:50

Could she have eaten something without you knowing?

SpeckyB Sun 19-Jul-15 20:26:00

She hasn't eaten a thing, infact she won't open her mouth to food at all and could not be less interested. She has been miserable lately and weight gain has stopped.

She has an older sister so is surrounded by germ ridden toddlers.

I'm worried now...

RattleAndRoll Sun 19-Jul-15 20:29:07

Don't worry too much. But take her to doctors tomorrow. I agree with a pp in that it looks like tapeworm (was on app so didn't see a photo when I first posted but went onto mobile site and gave now seen it).
I'm not really sure how you get tapeworm, it's nit that common, and can be caught from raw' contaminated meat but she hasn't eaten anything, have you got a dog/has she been around a dog?

NorbertDentressangle Sun 19-Jul-15 20:29:51

Something (non-food based) that she's eaten?

eg. something she's picked up off the floor, something she's chewed off another object, something her older sister has 'fed' her as pretend food?

SpeckyB Sun 19-Jul-15 20:39:59

She can't sit up yet and has become quite withdrawn since she stopped putting on weight 2 months ago (she doesn't pick things up, only puts things in her mouth that I give her). So I'm pretty sure it's nothing she has eaten. She's definitely never eaten meat. Her sister only eats fish at home.

She has never been around a dog.

AspieAndNT Sun 19-Jul-15 20:42:56

I have read about this type of thing before so did a google search - Candida Albicans: Candida albicans is the most common form of fungal yeast known to humans. Stools which contain dead Candida can be mistaken for several types of worms. In the stool, the dead Candida often exhibits a white, stringy looking material which may be similar to thin pieces of string cheese.
Another description of dead Candida when they appear in the stool resembles small pieces of oat meal; not always in clumps, sometimes as separate pieces with the same shape and size as oat meal and sometimes in clumps. The color is supposedly about the same as that of uncooked oat meal, either a bit lighter or darker, and floats, just like oatmeal would.

AspieAndNT Sun 19-Jul-15 20:48:10

AspieAndNT Sun 19-Jul-15 20:50:33

Have a look at this at is talks about stringy poos and lack of weight gain

RattleAndRoll Tue 21-Jul-15 19:15:08

Did you go to the doctors OP? What was it?

Wondering13 Fri 05-Aug-16 05:31:48

Could you please tell us, what it was at the end?
(Many people post a question, but unfortunately forget to update the solution, if it was found or even if it was not found, but all is good)
Please pretty please.

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