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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   It looks like I have very small brown worms in my stool. They don't move.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Since when are you noticing them ?
User :   about 2 months. Have been tested for worms, test was negative
User :   I have a permanent illestomy as well
Doctor :   Did you loose weight recently ?
User :   no I have gained weight
Doctor :   ok, what test for worms have you undergone,name ?
User :   I have had my illestomy about 7 months
Doctor :   I do not relate the worms to the ileostomy,
Doctor :   its due to ingestion of the cysts contaminatd food
Doctor :   round worms do have a brown varient
User :   Just a minute I will have to look for the test. The test was for ova and Parasitesl
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   sometimes tests do miss the ova and cysts,
Doctor :   its a subjective test, its microscopy
User :   formalin-ethyl acetate and trichmone smear
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Have you ever tried any medication for the same ?
User :   none However I just took another test for parasites today
Doctor :   ok, whats the report
User :   I don't know the results yet
Doctor :   ok, repeated tests are required to confirm the diagnosis
User :   Ok I should find out with my PD on Friday
Doctor :   since the tests involves finding of the ova ( egg ) in the stool its purely subjective and depends on the lifecycle stage in which the worms are in
User :   In the mean time what do I do continue to use gloves, etc
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender ?
User :   female 49
Doctor :   ok,they are treated well with medication , but need to be confirmed by tests
Doctor :   hoe frequently do you notice them in the stool ?
User :   almost every time then throughly wash my hands and wrists
User :   I notice them all the time
User :   Micght just be food, AAAAAAA
Doctor :   have raw papaya. grated cococnut
User :   no
Doctor :   grated carrot
Doctor :   i m suggesting you to take
User :   once in a while
Doctor :   they help getting rid of them
Doctor :   no inckude them in daily diet
Doctor :   include*
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