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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      You couldnt be more wrong!! If you are breathing, you have parasites. John, these look to be lyme nests. Many doctors are wrong and refuse to test and no you cannot trust all of them. Fulvic/humic minerals from Black Oxygen Organics helps to rid these and all others.

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      its very easy fir people like you to say those types if things Unless you specialize in infectuous diseases you should keep your opinions and advise to yourself i too have this issue and trust me its not even possible to set aside and forget about it. I know my body better than anyone and when i say there is something moving thats exactly what i mean . Just because its not in a 3rd world country doesnt mean it isnt possible.

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      You are incorrect for a number of reasons. The first reason is that Labs do not have every single test for every parasite. Therefore if you've been to Africa and picked up a parasite endemic in Africa but not found in the U.S, you'll show negative. The second reason us that every parasite mates, late eggs and reproduces differently. Fluke eggs will very very rarely be found in stool as they go through cystic stages within the body until larvae enter the intestine to exit through stool...as just one of many examples. Even the Dr will tell you it can take up to 8 tests before they can even confirm a common parasite. Lastly, i would trust my own body and gut when i know something is off. Drs are not living inside your body and most have zero training in parasitic infections so why on earth would you trust that over what is evident with your own eyes or what your body is saying? Parasitic colitis is an actual condition and probably more common than you or anyone realizes.

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      I think this person has to studied their s**t long enough to know when something is not right ,sometimes doctors just can't admit when their wrong so they will leave you suffering due to their ego . I've had this happen.

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      Totally disagree, & so do researchers Dr DeAngelo & Dale Klinghart. these parasites will NOT often land in the stool UNTIL you get on a wormer, labs today in the U.S. are notoriously LESS accurate than the days before managed care squeezed funding & allowed less time per sample, & yes he DOES have parasites, he sees them, he sees & feels the effect, & nobody needs to gaslight him & make him feel crazy. We have 5 senses & higher reasoning, not just 3rd hand info.

      I had the same experiece, but parasites in lungs & sinus cavities. Got on albendazole, fenbendazole, pyrantel, neem, ground clove, fresh raw ginger in the jaw all night every night, & mimosa paduca (sp), plus essential oils to dissolve the biofilm these things hide in. you may have giardia, flukes, h pylori, lyme, roundworms or tapeworms, but YES, get the livestock wormers (follow dosing by weight), mix with lemon or peppermint oil, avoid high carb, get sunshine & sweat in high temperatures & cold rinse, & know that you CAN heal this & your "gut" instinct is 100% accurate, not the gaslighters & armchair critics.

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    I have also experienced similar issues and the tests are very specific.(only detect some types or stages) If you are acutely infected rather than chronically or in later stages, certain lab tests work fine. Chronic infections require imaging and serum tests that are hard to get. The problem is parasite infection demographics were established at a less digital time. Technology today means we travel and market or buy from countries where these infections are common and risk exposure. most of our medical personnel aren't trained to look for parasites and are reluctant to refer patients to infectious disease. Most will misdiagnose, even treat with medications that people don't need. This is why neglected tropical diseases (parasite infection) is a now a study for infectious disease doctors.if you live here and have not traveled abroad it is still common to be dismissed as delusional. A false diagnosis follows you to the next doctor and the next and the next which prevents you from getting any kind of real help. it's a nightmare..... I know. I didn't have a proper diagnosis until recently and had to treat myself with herbs and diet for the past 10 years. I had well water poisoning on a farm I owned. I finally was diagnosed with tapeworm and liver fluke. my advice to you is.. research and match your symptoms & pictures with parasite and treat with the recommended herbal remedies and cleanses. also be mindful of what you eat and eat to win because certain foods are toxic to certain parasites. as far as the medications for pets with parasites unfortunately their digestive systems are much different and can tolerate things that ours can't and you could shut down the kidneys or harm yourself from the fillers in these medications.

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    did you ever figure out what it was? i have also been tested for parasites after returning from Guatemala, and they came back negative. I have been told that nothing is wrong with me but i have been having gastrointestinal problems for over a month, all starting the day I landed back in the US. i recently found somethjng that looked EXACTLY like these in my stool.

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