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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.
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