Parasite Infection, Out Of Options

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For the last 7 months, I've been having diarrhea and blood in my stool. I had a colonoscopy/endoscopy which revealed inflammation in my large intestine. The doctors assumed it's ulcerative colitis or Crohn's and began treating me for that. I then began noticing what looked like parasites in my stool- yellowish balls with black filaments attached (see pictures). Upon looking it up online, it looked very similar to some strains of borrelia or liver flukes, both of which I found can be responsible for the symptoms I've been having. However, after submitting stool sample after stool sample (making sure the sample included the parasite), they all kept coming out negative for all parasites/bacteria/cultures/etc. I've been to three separate GI specialists and they all refuse to prescribe parasite medication because all the stool samples are negative (even after showing them the pictures). The UC/Crohn's medication is not helping and I'm passing these parasites much more frequently and in much larger quantities. There is no over-the-counter human parasite medication that I know of. Should I maybe try a dog dewormer? I'm out of options and don't know what to do. Any help is appreciated.image

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    Hi, no dont use dog dewormer that can cause great harm to you . Instead drink apple vinegar cider to kill out parasites ( if any ) then drink cranberry juice for detox ( clean you out ) , drink both mixtures 3 times a day for a week , see results .... Get more testing if needed

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    Hi john70914

    You should take those pics to the doctor also dig out a number of the parasites put them in container and take them to the doctor also.....surely he/she could not deny that....

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    Your tests for parasites are negative so there is no point in medication for parasites if you don't have them. Tests are highly accurate these days so believe in your test results, trust your doctors who are the experts and not your photos. Three doctors have told you that you don't have parasites and the tests confirm it. You cannot argue with multiple negative tests for all parasites. There is little more a doctor can do but tell you don't have them. All I can see are stools. See your doctor since the IBD meds are not working.

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      I have read that many parasites are very hard to detect and it is common that parasitic stool samples come back as negative. When I use the bathroom, it is pure diarrhea with almost no solid stool, except every couple of days when I pass these, which indicate they are not stool. Also, I was able to find parasite/fluke pictures online that almost exactly match my own, confirming that it definitely is some abnormality and not just stool.

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      Stop looking up your symptoms on google. You will get inaccurate information which cannot give you a diagnosis. It will only make you more anxious. These sites give general information and do not take account of individual circumstances. Your photos look like stool and nothing else They are not the experts.. The only experts you should be listening to are your doctors who have told you on multiple occasions that you don't have parasites. Multiple tests have confirmed this. Tests these days are highly accurate and your doctor would not have run them if they thought they were unreliable. If your doctors had any definite proof you had parasites, you would have been told and treated for them. This has not happened. You have been told good news. I would be very happy and satisfied if my doctor told me that my tests proved I didn't have the condition I feared I might have. This would give me confidence in my doctor.

      Stools come in all shapes and sizes an can change according to your diet, whether you are anxious or have a simple stomach bug. The does not necessarily indicate that you are passing parasites and not stools. There are many reasons for bowel habit change and not just one. You say that you have found pictures that 'almost, exactly match' your own. This does not provide an accurate picture. 'Almost exactly matching' is no basis for a diagnosis because it is not conclusive. 'Almost' suggests a lack of certainty.

      Listen only to your doctor's opinion and don't self diagnose based on what you have read. Only a doctor cam interpret test results, give you the accurate picture you need and reassure you. Google can't do any of these things for you. It is possible that your stools have changed because of something you have eaten. Try a food diary to identify a possible food culprit. Consider these simple, non threatening explanations first and don't jump to the worst case scenario. Try to relax about this; a calmer mind can also help to settle your bowel down. Stressing about your symptoms will only aggravate your bowel further

      Once, I stopped googling my symptoms, listened to my doctor's explanations instead of my own, believed in my negative test results and accepted my diagnosis, my symptoms got better and so did my health anxiety.

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