Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
162 Doctors are Online

Do worms in food cause problems in fetus during pregnancy?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 3190 Questions
Question
Hello. I am over 19 weeks pregnant and whilst eating dried prunes I noticed a small worm. The worm was alive, small (length of a small fingernail) and see through. I have eaten a few of these prunes over the last few days. It looks like it fed through some of these prunes. I'm really worried, will eating one of these harm the foetus or eating one which the worm may have left droppings?
Posted Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Pregnancy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
It will not affect the fetus

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day
Dear Ms

There is definitely no cause for concern.
The worms ate likely to be maggots. They will be destroyed by Hydrochloric acid of stomach and will not be absorbed. It is no way going to affect the fetus.
Wishing you a safe pregnancy.

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.


Take care

Best regards
Dr Deepak XXXXXXX
MBBS, MS, MCh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor