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    What causes seed like particles in stool?

Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I have been passing weird "seeds" in my stool occasionally and I do not eat anything like it at all. I was able to take one and when I opened it, there was a white stringy substance. I am worried it could be parasites.
Answered by Dr. Sunil 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Worm infestation.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for query.
Intestinal parasite commonly called as intestinal worms have many stages in their life cycle starting from larvae .
As per your narration most likely they are larvae or eggs of parasites.
I would recommend you to go for stool test for ova and parasite larvae initially.Your stools samples would be tested under microscope and culture would be done on the beads.

Start antihelmenthic like Albendazole 500 mg once daily at night for 5 days.
Follow up with report.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Sunil 21 hours later
Should I be concerned about any serious complications from this? I am going to the doctor this week. To my knowledge I may have had it for a couple months
Answered by Dr. Sunil 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up to patients query.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
As you are having this problem from few months so its not an emergency.Go to your doctor get stool test done and take medication for worm.
Worm infestation is well treatable.
You need not to worry.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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