I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had occasional relapses over the recent years, but only after consuming four or more alcoholic drinks at night, which happens once a year. It always clears up a couple of days later. Currently, I consume one to two drinks at a time, twice a month, which causes no problems. About two months ago, I had three drinks a night for three nights in one week, and then I had a few more the following weekend. This caused daily indigestion, which stuck around for more than a week. I self-prescribed a course of Omeprazole and probiotics, but I had to stop around day 10 due to stomach upset. I had gas, bloating, cramps, and gurgling sounds. Things have gotten better over the last 14 days, but sporadic stomach upset persists, mostly after a bowel movement. I do not have gas and bloating anymore, but I have mild cramping. My stool has also firmed up much more than normal in the last week or so, but I am not exactly constipated. I also feel something in the anus, which I assume is hemorrhoid. I do not have pain or itching, but it did bleed once, after a hard bowel movement, several weeks ago. It did not recur even after more than six weeks. Since things were getting better, I planned to ignore it until I had a bowel movement today and noticed what looked like a worm. I have attached a picture of the stool, sorry for the graphic nature. Please suggest treatment for indigestion and worm infestation.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
For more information consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist
Thank you doctor,
Does the white object in the picture look like a worm? If no, then what is it?
Welcome back to icliniq.com.
For further queries consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist
Was this answer helpful?|
Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I started having a sharp pain in my right arm shoulder which probably originates from the right back of my chest. Also, my bowel movements have not been clear since some time. I took a Pantoprazole with Domperidone, guessing that this might be due to gas. Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with antral gastritis, lots of acid in stomach and reflux. Problems started after I took some medicines. Since then I am always hungry. I eat more than before the problem started, but still I feel hungry. I am also suffering from excessive hair loss. Why am I always hu... Read Full »
Query: Hello Doctor, I have been suffering from stomach ulcer for the past 2 years. Till now the ulcer was not severe, but since few days I have been having stomach pain everytime after having food. Doctor diagnosed that, I have GERD. But even then I faced GERD problems rarely. But for the past 3 weeks ... Read Full »
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Medical Gastroenterologist Now