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round worms?

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  • Posted By: taniaaust1
  • January 19, 2009
  • 08:34 AM

Im currently housesitting another home for the past couple of weeks and last week found worms in the bedroom toilet. I think i used that loo so i dont know if they are mine or another.

The black worms were a type i didnt know (not threadworms) and there were HEAPS :( .. about a handful, so i figure this person probably has a major infestation. They swim and also are able to pull themselves along the bottom of a jar with their heads. (i dont know if they are able to live outside water, i didnt test one out). They were up to about 13 millimetres in size but all sizes.. (13mm is about the thickness of a female thumb.. that's their length and they are about half a width of a maggot).

i took some down to the chemist/pharmacy to ask them there would they were but the stupid guy there tried to tell me they were just mosquito lavea. I then got a couple of friends to look at them and we all agreed, they certainly were not mosquito lavae but were some kind of worms.

So i then took some down to the states pathology lab to ask them if they knew what they were. The nurse there told me to take them and go straight to our main states hospital with them throu the er (casuality dept) as their wouldnt be a cost involved. (or they would of tested them if i was willing and able to pay). (it kind of sounded weird to me that the worms were considered important enough to go throu the ER of the main hospital).

After a 7hr wait there (they had to provide me a bed as I cant be upright that long) the doctor finally got to me and took a look at the container of worms and told me he thought they may be roundworms thou he was no worm expert so he was going to take them to the path lab there.

He came back still discussing them with another doctor and i then got told that they arent even from Australia (I live in Australia) so i then was getting questioned about my overseas travel. (ive only travelled to NZ a year ago and those worms are rare there too).

(the lab is going to analyse them to confirm what they were all thinking about them but wont have the results for 2 weeks).

Any other thoughts here about what those black worms could be.. the doctors didnt think they are hook worms.
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oh and if these did come from me.. could the worms cause vaginal bleeding??

i have been spotting on and off for the past few weeks and put it down to not eatting well thou it's never happened to me before when i wasnt eatting well.
I started eatting again and stopped spotting.. but then it has since started up again. (the spotting is a new symptom up on top of all the other ones I have with the CFIDS)

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