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Why there is larva like thing in stool and how to get rid of them?

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Yes and thanks I have taken a small bottle of pin - X about month ago and really started see some strange yellowish larva like things pass threw stool just like to know if you might know what it is and should I drink another bottle been to doctor in Memphis and took stool samples but no results really worried about these parasites and the proper way to ride of them and how long it took for those larva like things to get that size?
Posted Fri, 20 Dec 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 7 hours later
Brief Answer: Provided answers; but need some help from you sir Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to me sir. I have a few clarifications, before I can address all your queries sir. I hope you do not mind providing me with a little more information, before we can find the answers to all your respective queries. Firstly, you noticed the yellowish-larvae in stool before or after using pin-X? Was the pin-X prescribed by a doctor, and if so, what did the doctor say your diagnosis was(eg. pinworms, roundworms, or hookworms)? What would you say is the current size of the larvae you are seeing in your stool? And lastly, do you have any pets at home sir? As of now, based on the provided information, I would recommend you to continue with the pin-x; which should be taken orally once daily for 2 weeks. Depending on the type of worm you have, it may take time for them to be completely treated. As for the time taken to reach that size, this depends entirely on the life cycle of the specific worm sir. I would recommend you to take home a sample container from the clinic or hospital you visit, and try to segregate the worms from your stool using a sterile glove, and transfer the same into the stool sample container provided by the hospital. The reason why we often receive negative stool reports is because the specific sample would be lacking either the larvae or its eggs. For this reason, I would request you to go about the above instructions. I shall surely address all your remaining queries once I receive a response from your end with a kind reply to my queries. I hope you found my response helpful so far. I shall surely help you through this sir, do not worry. In the meantime, please avoid meat, wash your hands with soap regularly, and try to keep your pet (if present) away from the kitchen and also away from you for a while. God bless.
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Follow-up: Why there is larva like thing in stool and how to get rid of them? 10 hours later
I BOUGHT THE PIN -X AT MY LOCAL WAL -MART STORE OVER THE COUNTER AND I BELIEVE THESE ARE WHIPWORMS SEEN SOME SMALL ONES IN STOOL ABOUT 1/8 to 1/4 inch in size plus the larvaes are beginning to past through stool at different sizes those big ones are slowing down and the smaller one are beginning to pass as well I had a bowl moments this a m and seen nothing so maybe they are finally on their way out for sure. please let me know what you think of this follow up and hopefully it will help you on making your decision thanks and stay safe OH YEA THE YELLOWISH LARVIE HAS BEEN PASSING WAY BEFORE I STARTED THE PIN - X THEY ARE HUGE IN SIZE FOR THE MATTER I DO BELIEVE BUT NEVER SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE IT EVER I LOOKED UP ON IPAD AND SEEN WHIP WORM LARVIE AND WORM IN FRONT OF IT IT WAS A REDISH COLOR AND HAD A LITTLE SLIT IN ONE SIDE SHAPED KINDA LIKE A JELLY BEAN BUT I NOTICED THE YELLISH ONE AFTER THAT SOMETIMES THEY WOULD BE FIVE OR SEVEN IN STOOL AT ONE BOWL MOMENT MY STOMACH WOULD MAKE A GASTRIC SOUND AND THEN I WOULD HAVE TO GO QUICKLY OR ELSE IT WOULD GO ANYWAY NO CONTROL WHEN THEY WERE READY TO COME OUT JUST RELEIF THANKS AND HOPE THIS INFO WILL HELP YOU DECIDE
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Whipworms are a possibility; slight change in Rx Detailed Answer: Hello once again sir/ma'am. Thank you for that information, I really appreciate it. Yes, based on the description provided these worms could resemble whipworms, which are a type of roundworm that reach the human intestine when food or water contaminated by soil containing their eggs are consumed; but then again only a laboratory can confirm this. For now, I would request you to continue with the pin-X sir/ma'am, but would also like to add another anti-helmenthic to your treatment (Rx) regimen, which should be available over-the-counter as well. Look/ask for either mebendazole or albendazole and let me know which one you could lay your hands on, over-the-counter of course. If you can get mebendazole (preferred), please purchase 6, 100 mg tablets, and take one each twice a day, for 3 days, with meals. But if you can only get your hands on albendazole then please purchase 20, 400 mg tablets, to be taken twice a day with meals, for 10 days. I hope you are indeed on the road to recovery, but if not, the above mentioned medication should aid in making that happen or speed up the process of recovery. I hope and wish for nothing but your good health; now and forever. Do keep in touch and keep me updated. Best wishes sir/ma'am.
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