Unknown possible parasite that my girlfriend found in her bath

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A few centimetres long, dull orange/ yellow in colour. Has a distinctly fishlike tail and long cylindrical body.

No symptoms thus far, just wondering what it could be, whether it could've come out of the tap? Or she might have stepped on it and brought it into the bath?

It's dead, and seems to me to lack a head and mouthparts that I would expect from this size of organism. So this might not be the complete body.

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    Do you have any pictures??? If not start taking pictures of everything and collect and keep samples in zip locked bags!!! Document everything!!! Check everything that doesn't look right and bag it!!! At this stage after 1st signs I now believe not only me but my whole house is infected, even my fridge and freezer I no longer trust food and everything is put into zip locked bags!!! Even my drainpipes I have caught things in them or coming out of them😪😪😪 What you described was it like a 7 or L shape??? Get a good torch when in bag hold up to light and shine torch for better view and camera for taking shot that you can zoom right in and beyond, you will be surprised at what you capturerolleyes(

    Something else that also caught my attention was you asked did it come from the water, 1 yr now and I don't know where mine came from and trust me I've done heaps of research/// but still no conclusions!!!

    But back to the water I use a bristle brush to wash myself but felt like I was coming out dirtier than when I hopped in the shower:-((( At the same time I was noticing that I would scrub clean my toilet bowl with bleach and disinfectant and within 2 days the water was green and mouldy!!! Still happening to this day:-( 

    Sorry I have heaps of photos but they won't upload as it says they are to big!!!

     🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

     

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      Recently found a brine shrimp like skin thing that came from my mouth aparently it was found in my drink covered w a lid what the hell is this goi g through alot nose sore w weirld white lined waxy incapsulated. Mucusy in nose.has anyone had this??
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      Are you able to set up an appt with an Infectious Disease doctor that has Parasitic Infections or at least "Travel Medicine" as one of his/her specialties? There aren't many... Try to get a full battery of diagnostic tests done checking for Trematodes, Cestodes, and Strongyloides (and tests that INCLUDES platyhelminthes, tape worms and other "flat worms"wink by a lab that hopefully goes beyond a standard flash card diagnosis looking for Ova/Eggs). In addition, skin scrapings can be viewed in physician's offices who have microscope for such use. I found scrapings certainly less intrusive and regularly discover demodex or scabies, either of which could be involved). Biopses can still be done, but a doc can scrape a few areas right in the office on the spot...

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      meant to add to tests specifically hook worms (more common than some doctors would like to believe but most know that this can be picked up walling barefoot outside, especially a risk from dog feces (which may be disolved into turf but wet/damp ground in same area could still harbor infectious larvae awaiting a host) and whip worms (usually but not always identifiable by serpentine reddish trails just under the skin). Both have very distinct ova that every Vet sees regularly (Vets are MUCH more knowledgable about parasites in the USA - it was once held as a concensus that most pet parasites can't cross over the humans except in third world countries where clean water and santitation is the issue (or a high % of population already infected).  That belief has been dropped by most today who are exposed to studies and specialty seminars. Still, the US is far behind on parasite diagnosis and treatment. I heard a prominent physician state - "one should go overseas (ref the far east) to get treatment by a specialist in human parasite infections if faced with something 'complex that we don't usually diagnose'."   

      THAT topic for another day/post.

      Good luck!

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    James

    I'm pretty sure u have intestinal pinworms, very common seldom diagnosed !! Just get a package of pinworm treatment from you local drugstore and follow the directions! What do u have to lose?!

    U should feel better in days!

    Good luck

    will👌

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    I know of the fishtail thing can we discuss this because not one person ever mentio ed the fish tail issue ..pls ask your girl friend if the end of the dead skin the tail is and does it want to just go back into skin
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    Hey guys, so i'm really sorry about this but after a few days of researching and looking out for symptoms and posting in forums, it turns out it was a f*****g bean sprout... It was old so was kinda shrivelled and i had never seen the bud at one end of a beansprout open before. It looked like a tail as there were two leaves. I honestly couldn't believe it wasn't a parasite because the colouration and shape. I actually never would have found out if it weren't for my mum who after looking at it decided to f*****g cut it with a knife (the first thing she did) Which made a crunch that identified it as a goddamn bean sprout.

    Good luck to any of you who are struggling with similar issues, maybe take a knife to it and see what happens.

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