Hi, I've been having digestive issues for about 3 weeks now, mostly leading to constipation and a very uncomfortable pressure in my lower left colon. I've seen multiple doctors and am currently scheduled for an appointment with a specialist in April.

Today I went to the doctor about odd objects in my stool, he ended up prescribing me a medicine to counter parasitic worms.

I did not however bring him a stool sample so he could not have been certain that this is my problem. I just took a stool sample and will not be going to see a doctor again for at least another week to see how the medicine work, however I am worried that I might be suffering from something more serious.

I have taken a picture of the objects and am hoping that someone can identify them and tell me what it is.

The picture: http://imgur.com/xqC15.jpg (yes its kind of gross).

Are these body parts of the parasitic worm or is this something else?

Please advice! Thank you
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replied March 25th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

The pictures does indeed show scolex and body segments of the intestinal parasites.

You might consider to continue the medications prescribed by your doctor and also follow up for further treatment as well.

I hope this helps


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