I start with an apology coz this is my first post and its about worms.....sick!
Hasnt anyone had this problem at all??? Because I just couldnt find any info on this in this forum. I would appreciate any help I get. Iam simply going out of my mind with what I may have.
Started with some weird feeling of water swishing around in my belly around may last year. Very loose watery stools. Mild cramps from a lot of gas, both ways, which was quite horrible enough...until after a month or so...i started spotting 1 or 2 thin whitish pink worms with black heads, 1cm long, swimming at the bottom of the toilet bowl on some occasions after flushing my stools. I could even see a few dark brown eggs. Now I am a medical student so I did the preliminary diagnosis of hookworms. I freaked out and went and got some albendazole tablets. Took the required single dose. And went ahead and took an extra dose after three weeks.
All was good and "clear"....
Until a month or so after that....the cramps returned along with the swishy belly feeling, mild watery diarrhea and then spotted a couple of worms AGAIN!!!!! this time they were slightly longer, probably 1.5cm and were reddish rather than whitish-pink. And a few eggs.
What on earth??? Can hookworms be resistant to albendazole? I thought the drug can cure it! I am feeling so gross, frustrated and desparate.
I am going to get a stool analysis to figure out what type of worm it is.....but whatever it is.....albendazole should have been able to eliminate it for good.
Has this happened to anybody? Please help.