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Long thin cream coloured string in poop and tough to break. Is it a worm?

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Hi, I found long thin string in my poop. It was about 3mm wide and about 6cm long and flat and stringy and quite tough to break. Could this be a worm? I would of though a worm would not be tough to break and stringy but softer. If you think it could be a worm what type it was a cream colour.
Posted Sun, 20 Oct 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 3 hours later
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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

It is difficult to say without seeing it.
But going by the description given by you, it is unlikely to be a worm since you have said it was tough to break.

It could be an undigested fiber.

If at all if it was worm, then a creamy colored long flat worm be a tapeworm.

Let me know if i can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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