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Worms (kinda gross but have no clue) adult content

My 3 year old went poo in our lil plastic potty, And i went to dump it and noticed these thin pale white stringy looking things, they didnt look like they were moving or anything but it look like more than one i got a piece of tissue and pulled small one out (the size of a pencil lead tip) and it smashed. I dunno my kids have never had worms. Im guessing thats what it is but could it be just something she ate? i have noticed shes been going poo alot not like diarrhea just more fequent. Im gonna call the doc tomrow and see what they say. But has anyones kids every gotten them how do u check for them and how do u know what kind of worms they are if thats what it is .. Sorry i know its gross but i have no clue what to look for or waht they even are

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Cherriemama831

Asked by Cherriemama831 at 5:19 PM on Feb. 13, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • my guess is pinworms.- Here's some info on them
    Pinworms are small worms that infect the intestines.

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors
    Pinworms are the most common worm infection in the United States. They are most common in school-age children.

    Pinworm eggs are spread directly from person to person. They can also be spread by touching bedding, food, or other items contaminated with the eggs.

    Typically, children are infected by unknowingly touching pinworm eggs and putting their fingers in their mouths. The eggs are swallowed, and eventually hatch in the small intestine. The worms mature in the colon.

    Female worms then move to the child's anal area, especially at night, and deposit more eggs. This may cause intense itching. The area may even become infected. When the child scratches the itching anal area, the eggs can get under the child's fingernails.
    genagina

    Answer by genagina at 5:29 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Look at her butt at night, Pull down her pantsand use a flashlight to look also u can use a piece of tape & press it against her butthole and it will pick up the worms so you can see them ( if they are there) treatments easy 2 pills. My boys used to get worms at least once a year UGH!!!
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 5:42 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • for the tape how long do u leave it there? and do u do it at night time too?
    Cherriemama831

    Comment by Cherriemama831 (original poster) at 5:47 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Just a few seconds, and yeah do it at night time. Good luck momma!
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 8:03 AM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I work at a vets office and it sounds like tape worms people most commonly get them from eating meat thats not fully cooked if you call your dr they can give you some med that will get rid of them
    Hbabygirl476

    Answer by Hbabygirl476 at 6:22 PM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Did you ever find out?
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 3:43 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

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