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Stomach bloating, string type substance in stool. Ultrasound, stool, blood test done. Reason?

I was in Egypt in Aug 2008. Starting in Feb 2012, my stomach bloated up like a balloon within 9 days. I am on my 4th dr. (GI/internest). Taking lots of tests. Ultrasound shows i have a non-alchololic fatty liver . Blood tests and stool sample results aren t in yet. But ever since i did the 1st stool sample, i noted things in the form of strings in my stools . I have been checking every day since (about a week now) and always these strings appear. Could this be something i caught when i was in Egypt - i did get sick with the diarrhea , vomiting , etc., while over there.
Asked On : Sat, 5 May 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Strings in stool are suggestive of mucus threads or worms.
I suggest you to give stool for tests such as routine, microscopy, and for culture and sensitivity to look for presence of infection or worms.
Bloating of abdomen will occur in infections, obstruction, and indigestion.
Consult the physician for physical examination and for investigations.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 30 Oct 2013
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