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Does my son have worms? (TMI as there's a pic!)

(6 Posts)
SabsMatthews Thu 20-Apr-17 09:39:26

I know this is a little gross... I've cropped the picture as much as possible. Does it look like a worm? He has passed a couple.

user1491572121 Thu 20-Apr-17 14:23:45

There's no way that's...workable outable OP! You mean thread worms right? Or is the thing in the photo what you suspect to be a worm? Thread worms are TINY....that's not tiny and looks too big to be any kind of common worm.

booellesmum Thu 20-Apr-17 14:25:55

?could be parts of a tape worm?
I think you need to take to show GP for proper treatment.
Hope he's OK.

MiltopMighty Thu 20-Apr-17 14:29:10


It does look tapewormish but I can't look longer than a second or 2 as I am already nauseous. I'd take the photo to the GP if you are worried about anything bigger than a threadworm.

Have you travelled anywhere unusual or have any reason to think he could have a tapeworm? Has he lost weight recently?

SabsMatthews Thu 20-Apr-17 17:30:39

Yes, the bit I have photographed is the bit I think is a worm? No other symptoms though! We haven't been anywhere unusual, only somewhere in Europe.

AltheaThoon Thu 20-Apr-17 20:40:25

Well, that's definitely not worms as we know them. The GP is probably your best bet. Has he eaten any hard-to-digest foods lately?? Is he gaining weight as normal?

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