Will worms in stools cause vomiting and diarrhea?

Q. I have worms in stools with vomiting and diarrhea. Kindly help.

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jan 12, 2023

Hello doctor,

For about a year now, I have been examining my stools and I am sure that my entire body is infested with all kinds of parasitic worms. I became very ill because of it. I have made two emergency room visits to do tests but have been dismissed with the diagnosis that I am delusional. They refused to test me.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from some sort of illness due to parasitic worm infestation for a year. But the emergency doctor has refused to examine you and diagnosed as delusion.

According to the pictures that are provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your stools are solid, semisolid, or watery in consistency with mixed with greenish or blackish shedding. If you experience green stools without any other complications, the green leafy vegetables or food colorings are the main reason. But you have been suffering from other symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea which persist for a long. These can result from underlying medical conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome-like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis or indigestion, etc.

Do you have abdominal pain, hematemesis or melena, vomiting, history of significant weight loss, fever, night sweating, alterations of bowel habit, etc.?

Thank you doctor,

I wanted to know if there are any worms.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is difficult to demarcate the presence of food particles with worms in the still pictures. You may see the movable worms in your stool, but here, I have seen the still images where it is impossible to see the movable worms.

You can undergo some investigations like stool examination, colonoscopy or endoscopy, blood test for spot antigens or foreign substances, MRI or CT scan to look for some parasitic diseases that may cause lesions in the organs.

In the meantime, you can take Albendazole or Mebendazole to eradicate your intestinal worms. It is very normal to grow worms in our intestine. So taking Albendazole or Mebendazole every year for subsiding the suspected worms are recommended in many countries.

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