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Hard string like particle from rectum, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps. Due to child birth?

I took a shower and pulled a string-like thing out of my bottom. It was hard, flat and about 6-8 inches long. I just gave birth to a baby boy 3 days prior, and after delivery i had diarea twice and i threw up once. But no other signs till today. Baby is 5 days old and i had stomach cramping at dinner and came home to very lose stools . Is this all because of birth? Or do i have worms??
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
I appreciate your query.
Based on what you describe, you are probably suffering from worm infestation.
They are transmitted from person to person through contact with infected feces. This could occur either from food, water or soil that is contaminated.
symptoms include stomach pain, bloating, gas, constipation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and itchiness around the anal area, tenderness of the stomach, constant fatigue, and weight loss.
Worms in pregnancy are a common occurrence due to a pregnant woman’s lowered immunity. Common home remedies are garlic, carrots, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate and probiotics contained in yoghurt, curd etc.
High fibre diet helps in improving bowel movements .
Definite diagnosis is by peri-anal swab, stool sample, or cellophane tape test to detect worms or ova.
Based on the type of worm infestation, your gynecologist will prescribe you antihelminthics ( common ones are mebendazole and albendazole )
However breastfeeding might have to be discontinued for a few days till you take the drug.
Please consult your gynecologist for specific dosage.
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