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Is it worms?

(7 Posts)
BrandNewSlippers Wed 13-Jan-16 13:19:00

Sorry for yet another threadworms question but...

But when I changed my 2 year olds nappy this morning there were quite a few white stringy bits in it, sort of fibrous. I can't think of anything he's eaten that would result in this sort of nappy contents so I'm assuming worms. But he doesn't seem to be itchy/ agitated. Also the "worms" were all still, not wringling at all.

What do you reckon, worms or not?

RoganJosh Wed 13-Jan-16 13:19:58

Are they all the same length? Threadworms are pretty distinctive IME.

BrandNewSlippers Wed 13-Jan-16 13:24:47

Hmmm, one was about 1 cm and quite separate, the others were more embedded and hard to tell how long.

Jules125 Fri 15-Jan-16 22:30:19

I'm guessing "no" because you describe this as "fibrous". Any vegetable, high fibre food even wholemeal bread could result in passing "fibrous" stringy bits.

I think it is easier to spot if you look at night for any still crawling around his anus. If you want to be sure try this for a few nights, just before you go to bed.

It wouldn't hurt to treat him if you are not sure. Except the drugs are not cheap ...

Thurlow Fri 15-Jan-16 22:33:49

Having had them to the point where they were still wriggling around in the potty (worst moment of my parenting career) I wouldn't say they were fibrous. Small, white and moving, rather. Plus I believe that itching is more of a symptom than actually seeing worms.

Lweji Fri 15-Jan-16 22:33:54

Were they straight or more curled up as in a question mark ? or a 2?

Photos if they show up again.

BrandNewSlippers Fri 15-Jan-16 22:56:44

Thanks all,

There's been no more signs of them so pretty sure it was a false alarm (phew)

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