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What dose a take worm look like , fell like?

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Posted on Sat, 9 Mar 2019
Question: What dose a take worm look like , fell like?
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (1 hour later)
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Hello XXXXXXX

A tape worm is long and flat, looks a little bit like cooked linguini. They are whitish in color.

I'm attaching a link that has pictures for what various worms look like. You can't just click on the link - you'll have to copy/paste it into your search bar.
https://www.dogchatforum.com/children-catch-worms-from-dogs.htm

If you think you might have parasitic worms, it would be best to have a stool test for ova and parasites, 3 times, 2-3 days apart between tests.

Pin worms are more common than tape worms in the US, and can cause anal itching.

A prescription antiparasitic medication would be used to treat these.

I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can provide further information.
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Brief Answer: Here is an image and information Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX A tape worm is long and flat, looks a little bit like cooked linguini. They are whitish in color. I'm attaching a link that has pictures for what various worms look like. You can't just click on the link - you'll have to copy/paste it into your search bar. https://www.dogchatforum.com/children-catch-worms-from-dogs.htm If you think you might have parasitic worms, it would be best to have a stool test for ova and parasites, 3 times, 2-3 days apart between tests. Pin worms are more common than tape worms in the US, and can cause anal itching. A prescription antiparasitic medication would be used to treat these. I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can provide further information.