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Is there something else that looks like thread worm?

(6 Posts)
ThreeGoMad Thu 29-Aug-13 15:11:17

So the other day I happened to have a look at my poo blush and it was full of tiny white stringy things which I think were almost imperceptibly moving. Duly wiped down the whole of the upstairs, stripped off and washed all our bedding, towels, soft toys etc and dosed everyone up with Ovex (except me, as we're ttc so have to wait for AF to arrive before I can take it in case I'm pg).

But since then I've seen no other signs - have had a brief look at DD's poo and a more up close one at DS's (he's still in nappies) and DH is reporting no symptoms. I'm just really struggling with the idea that I'm the only one in the house who's got them - I'm the most hygienic/most obsessive hand washer by a considerable margin wink Also other than my sighting I have no other symptoms, no itching.

So now I'm starting to wonder if I imagined the whole thing confused Is there anything else that looks like worms but isn't, like when you feed a BLW baby banana and then panic when you find black worms in their nappy? Have I inadvertently ingested a ball of string or something?

Elibean Thu 29-Aug-13 19:59:00

beansprouts? confused

Elibean Thu 29-Aug-13 19:59:11

Or celery??

Holly94 Thu 29-Aug-13 22:46:47

This is exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago! No other symptoms since and as I'm pregnant I can't take the medication for it 'just in case'. Sorry I can't be of much help!

MousyMouse Thu 29-Aug-13 22:51:41

bananas? the stringy bits can look a bit like worms in poo.

ThreeGoMad Mon 02-Sep-13 17:58:46

Thanks - second sighting was more erm definite blush

Just waiting for bloody AF to arrive so can take the pill!

Still no sign of them in either DS or DD though - which is a good thing, but I can't help but feel slightly miffed!

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