Worms in the stool: anything but harmless

Guide + guide for those affected

Autor:Jan Wellermann Jan Wellermann (Medical journalist)
Last updated:01.09.2021

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  • a free online test with which you can easily see from home which worms are in your chair
  • a specific guide on how to get rid of the worms that infest you naturally
  • latest information on the underestimated risk of intestinal worms
  • study based information on the cause of worm infestation
  • all symptoms of a worm infection
  • important tips and information on how you can protect yourself against an infestation in the future

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The Swiss Parasite Free Association is an independent information portal. Our purpose is scientific work and research on the subject of “Parasites in humans”. We pass this knowledge on to you free of charge.

 

 

 

The Online-Test:

Detect and identify worms in stool using pictures and symptoms

For this purpose, our experts have developed a reliable, free online worm identification test.

Take a close look at the following pictures. If you see that a worm looks like it does in your chair (or the chair of the person concerned), then click on “Yes” and otherwise on “No “. If you are not sure, please select “N.A.” for no details. Then answer the questions asked.

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17 Now we are asking you questions. Please select that applies to you (or the person concerned):
My throat feels slimy

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18 I have a feeling of pressure on my chest

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19 My anus itches

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20 I have fever

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21 I have a rash on my skin

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22 I have a stomache

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23 The worms become active in the evening and remain so at night

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24 I have no complaints during the day

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25 I feel sick and feel like throwing up

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26 I have an increased urge to defecate

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27 My anus and/or bowel hurts

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28 I have blood in my stool

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29 I have hardly any appetite

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30 I have trouble sleeping

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31 I am better than I usually am

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32 Colicky stomach cramps

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33 Pain in the liver region

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34 Yellow discoloration of the sclera (the “white” of the eye) and skin

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35 There are also worms in the genital area

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36 My stomach has lump-like bulges

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37 I have slimy diarrhea

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38 I feel a weight loss

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39 I do not feel well

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40 I feel weak and exhausted

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41 I suffer from muscle cramps

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42 My eyes are inflamed

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43 I have digestive problems

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44 I suffer from gas

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45 I have a bloated stomach

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46 I notice swollen lymph nodes

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Your test is now in the analysis. The evaluation will then be created free of charge for you personally. This can take up to 15 minutes.

We will inform you by e-mail if you can call up your evaluation:

 

 

Are worms in stool harmless or dangerous?

The answer to this question is related to which worms it is. If you are not sure about this, you should first perform our online worm identification test:

 

Pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis, Oxyuriasis)

at pinworms are underestimated health hazards. They are imperative to be treated. Otherwise, you can go through Gaps in the intestinal wall into the bloodstream get and so the whole body infested. [1] The parasites can multiply and damage organs in the body. [2]

Worms in the blood detected by dark field microscopy

 

Whether you are already affected by such a systemic infestation, you can have it tested online free of charge on our platform:

 

Treatment of pinworms

A purely drug therapy is often not sufficient.

Pinworms pull themselves into the so-called biofilm in the intestine during treatment back and survive treatment so often. [3] That is why come with worms for most of those affected again after a while. [4]

First a holistic treatment as part of a worming cure for the People creates permanent relief for many people. As with Marlies:

Marlies and her family had the pinworms. Medication didn’t help. Only by applying a systemic parasite cure did they get rid of the worms once and for all. See for yourself:

 

Medicines can also cause serious side effects. [5] Among other things, they reduce the performance of the immune system (leukopenia). [6] This makes the body more vulnerable for renewed infestation. [7] You can find all information on drugs against pinworms here.

 

Roundworms (ascariasis)

Ascariasis is one of the most common worm infections worldwide. [8] Up to 1.4 billion people are infested. [9] The danger of an infection is great. If left untreated, roundworms can even lead to death. [10]

Why is the roundworm so dangerous?

The worms live in the small intestine of humans and produce up to 200,000 eggs there every day. These little yellowish spots can be found in the stool. [11]

The roundworm pierces the wall of the small intestine and enters the liver, heart, lungs and the pharynx. There the host swallows the worm’s larvae and becomes infected again. [12]

The worms can cause severe damage in the organs. [13]

 

Whipworms (Trichuriasis)

Worldwide around 750 million people are infected with whipworms. [14] Trichuriasis can lead to digestive problems and even a intestinal obstruction. [15]

Why are whipworms so dangerous?

The worm is able to dissolve the intestinal mucous membrane cells between the small and large intestines . This can lead to internal bleeding and allow whipworm and other parasites to enter the bloodstream. [16]

 

Trichinen (Trichinose)

Infection is extremely rare. The roundworms can lead to complaints of the gastrointestinal tract. For example, recurring constipation or diarrhea. A general weakening of the body can also be triggered. [17]

Why are trichinae so dangerous?

The worms drill their way through the small intestinal epithelium and thus get into lymph and bloodstream. They then affect muscles, diaphragm, eyes and possibly also the oral cavity. If the heart muscle is affected, trichinosis can be fatal. [18]

 

Hookworms (Ancylostomatidae)

Hookworms affect 900 million people around the world. 60,000 people die each year from the infection. Because the worms drink blood from the intestinal wall, anemia can develop. This shows up through paleness, weakness and tiredness. Depression can also be triggered. [19]

Why are hookworms so dangerous?

The blood loss can only cause unspecific symptoms. If the worm has sufficiently damaged the intestinal wall, holes can develop. Through this the hookworm can get into the heart muscles and lead to heart failure there. [20]

 

Filarias (filariasis)

This infection occurs infrequently. If you have not been bitten by a mosquito in a tropical country in the past few years, you need not worry about filariae. [21]

Why are filariae so dangerous?

Those affected often suffer from unspecific symptoms. Including fever attacks, severe itching, lumps under the skin and lymph node swelling. It can lead to serious complications, such as the parasite penetrating the skin (loa-loa) or the formation of lymphedema (elephantitis). [22]

 

 

 

Causes of a worm infestation:

Depending on the type of worm varies the form of transmission. If you don’t yet know which worms are in your chair, take our quick and free online worm identification test now:

 

Now that you know which worms you have, you can look at the causes of your infestation. We will now describe the main routes of transmission and for each route of infection you will find the worms to which this type of route of infection applies:

 

Infection via excretors

Subject: pinworms, roundworms, whipworms and hookworms

Eliminators are people or animals who excrete the pathogen and thus generate sources of infection. The transmission takes place via the following sources contaminated by the excretor: [23]

Public

  • Grab bars and armrests in public transport
  • Shopping trolleys
  • Handrails on escalators and railings
  • ATM keyboards
  • Toilets
  • Door handles

 

at home

  • Smartphone display
  • Computer keyboard and mouse
  • Remote control
  • Door handles
  • Sink and tap
  • fridge
  • Worktop and cutting boards
  • Kitchen sponge and tea towels
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush
  • Light switch
  • Toilets
  • Door handles
  • trash can/trash
  • Food that is prepared
  • Lingerie (especially bedclothes or underwear)

 

4 special facts about dropouts

☑️ A dish sponge contains 20,000 times more microbes than a toilet seat. [24]

☑️ Researchers at Cornell University found over 600 types of microbes, for example, when investigating the New York subway. [25]

☑️ It is frightening that 2/3 of people do not clean their hands after using the toilet. [26]

☑️ Parasite eggs can be put into circulation by changing diapers and washing your hands, which is often inadequate due to hectic rush. [27]

 

Source of contagion visiting a restaurant

People working in the food industry often transmit parasites to the end user.
If hygiene standards in bakeries, bakeries, butchers, restaurants, food retailers, etc. are not consistently adhered to, worm eggs get into the guest’s dish via the smallest feces on the hands and under the nails. [28]

 

Human-to-human transmission

Subject: pinworms

The transfer takes place via: [29]

  • Sexual intercourse (especially anal and oral practices)
  • Touching the other in the mouth area
  • To sleep close together naked

 

Contagion through drinking water

Subject: pinworms and roundworms

Worms and worm eggs are removed from water in the treatment plants, but it can be contaminated via the supply pipes. [30]

 

Contagion through contaminated vegetables

Subject: pinworms, roundworms and whipworms

Vegetables are fertilized with liquid manure and often watered with contaminated water. This can contaminate field crops. [31]

 

 

Treatment and therapy: What you can do against worms

A safe and sustainable possibility to kill any worms in the intestine is by performing a systemic parasite cure. [32]

The advantage is that you not only get rid of intestinal parasites, but you can also clean your entire body of worms and other parasites . [33]

 

A parasite rarely comes alone

You can use our free parasite test to test quickly and reliably whether there are other parasites in your body in addition to intestinal worms:

 

Why is a parasite cure the method of choice?

A parasite cure uses natural methods to kill worms in the body in a gentle way. [34] In addition, the biofilm removed, in which worms protect themselves from drugs and drugs. [35]
A parasite cure can also strengthen the body so that it fights worm infections on its own. This works because the immune system significantly strengthens and the intestinal environment harmonizes. When positive bacteria have the upper hand in the intestines, worms cannot establish themselves and spread. [36]

A parasite cure is therefore a natural, holistic, gentle, safe and sustainable way of combating worm infestation [37]

How a parasite cure works and what you have to pay attention to can be found in our parasite cure guide in detail:

 

 

Medicines for worms

Effect and side effect

According to the current state of research, it is clearly not to use wormers. [38] There are two reasons in particular:

 

Lack of effectiveness

Intestinal worms live in the biofilm in the intestine. [39] There they lay their eggs from and protect yourself from drugs. [40] The biofilm is a tough mass, which is together formed by parasites, fungi, bacteria and viruses. [41]

Worm eggs can survive for several years in the biofilm. [42] This is why recurring (recurrent) complaints. [43]

 

Opposite effect

The side effects of tablets that are prescribed against worms in the intestine can be serious. [44] One of the many side effects is the so-called Leukopenia. [45] This leads to a reduction of eosinophilic granulocytes, which in the body have the task of fighting against parasites such as pinworms. [46]

In this way, the user achieves the opposite of what he wanted: The defensibility of the immune system against parasites decreases after each Use and the body will be attacked by more and more parasites. [47]

In addition, further irreversible damage can occur in and on the human body. [48] Find out about the malfunctions here, which drugs against worms can cause in the body:

 

Experience with wormers

If you are unsure about taking worm medication anyway, be sure to watch this video:

 

 

Protection against infection:

This is how you protect yourself and your family

During your parasite treatment you should make sure that you and your Protect fellow human beings from renewed infection. Pay particular attention to the following:

1.) Wash your bed linen and clothes (especially underwear) daily at 90 degrees. [50]

2.) Disinfect every day all doorknobs, your smartphone, the computer keyboard and mouse, toys and other things that are often touched. [51]

3.) Wash your hands every hour with soap and then disinfect them with Sterillium (especially before After using the toilet and after changing your baby’s diaper). [52]

4.) Clean fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consumption. [53]

5.) Use not your fingernails to scratch an itchy anus, but an object that cannot cause injuries Clean and disinfect the object after each use. [54]

6.) Deworm your pets (especially dogs and cats). A natural wormer treatment for animals should be used. [55]

 

Do you have any other parasites in your body?

If worms have already been able to spread in the intestine, it is obvious that there are also other parasites in the body. Because the body and especially intestinal mileu could not prevent the worm infection. [56]

Not all parasites are as obviously recognizable as colon worms. On the contrary, the vast majority of parasite species live in organs where they cannot be seen or felt directly. For example in the small intestine, in the liver or in the bloodstream. [57]

They live there hidden and are just difficult to diagnose: [58]

To get a well-founded assessment of which parasites could be in your body besides worms, do our free online parasite test:

 

If you want to get rid of worms and other parasites, we recommend that you find out more about the subject of “worming treatment for humans“:

 

FAQ:

In order to recognize from pictures which worms live in your intestines, you can perform our free online worm identification test.

We recommend a complex of home remedies that are also taken with methods other than parasite cure. Further information can be found here .

It is most likely pinworms. To be on the safe side, we recommend our free online worm identification test. If you do have pinworms, you can find here the natural treatment options.

It depends on which worms are in your stool. If you want to find out which worms are in your intestines based on the symptoms, we recommend our free online worm identification test.

Yes. How you can infect yourself and others with worms, read here.

In this case it is worm eggs. To find out which worms live in you, you can carry out our free parasite test. To do this, click here.

First and foremost, it is important to determine which worms are involved. You can use our free online worm identification test for this purpose. You will then receive detailed information about a natural treatment.

If you want to find out which worms your baby has and whether they are dangerous, take our free online worm identification test.

A parasite cure helps to get rid of worms in the stool sustainably and reliably. Find out more here.

You can see what worms look like in our free online worm identification test.

It is possibly black-discolored pinworms. To be on the safe side, you can perform our free online worm identification test.

It is possibly red-discolored pinworms. To be on the safe side, you can perform our free online worm identification test.

Infestation is worse in adults than in children. This is because the biofilm is more pronounced. The worms also have a tendency to spread to the intestines and bloodstream. First of all, find out which worms you have in the first place. To do this, do our free online worm identification test.

No, definitely not. Immediate treatment is required.

We recommend a natural parasite cure that is also suitable for pregnant women. Find out more here.

This is because the worms cannot be killed sustainably with medication. Read everything about this here. The worms survive in the biofilm and come back after drug therapy. We therefore recommend treating the worms naturally. You can find all information about this here.

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