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Can Colonoscopy Find Worms?
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Didn't know which category to put this in..sorry.

I'm just wondering if a colonoscopy can detect worms/parasites? Or will the cleanse before get rid of them? Or will it cause them not to show in the colonoscopy, but still reproduce after???

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Some kinds would likely be found because they attach to the intestinal wall and a cleanse might not dislodge them.

If you think you might have worms then IMHO the best thing to do is to discuss this with your doctor and have stool samples done. Ususally when looking for worms they will have you do 3 seperate samples for inspection microscopically.

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I will discuss with my Dr next time I see him for sure. It's just that I'm having a colonoscopy done next Thrusday and that's when I'll see him next...I didn't suspect worms (or at least not as seriously) when the colonoscopy was planned...

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I will discuss with my Dr next time I see him for sure. It's just that I'm having a colonoscopy done next Thrusday and that's when I'll see him next...I didn't suspect worms (or at least not as seriously) when the colonoscopy was planned...

Give your doctors office a call and ask to speak to a nurse. You should be able to pick up the stuff you need to do the stool samples and may even have a report back as to whether or not worms are an issue the day they do the procedure.

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Give your doctors office a call and ask to speak to a nurse. You should be able to pick up the stuff you need to do the stool samples and may even have a report back as to whether or not worms are an issue the day they do the procedure.

my doc gave me a kit to do 3 samples on 3 different days - to determine whether i need to have a colonoscopy done (i am borderline age) but it has so many *rules* - no red meat, can't do it when your menstruating, can't do it if you have hemmoroids <which i do not but when i have D for any reason, everything gets raw = blood) no ibuprofen 2 days before, etc. i seem to never have a good day to do this, so i was going to tell her to just schedule me for the procedure. so this test will tell different things than a colonoscopy will?

o LORD thank you for these (disgusting lol) topics that help answer questions. i miss my mom..... AMEN!!!

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my doc gave me a kit to do 3 samples on 3 different days - to determine whether i need to have a colonoscopy done (i am borderline age) but it has so many *rules* - no red meat, can't do it when your menstruating, can't do it if you have hemmoroids <which i do not but when i have D for any reason, everything gets raw = blood) no ibuprofen 2 days before, etc. i seem to never have a good day to do this, so i was going to tell her to just schedule me for the procedure. so this test will tell different things than a colonoscopy will?

o LORD thank you for these (disgusting lol) topics that help answer questions. i miss my mom..... AMEN!!!

The test your doctor gave you is likely a test for occult or hidden blood. The tests to check for worms would not have those restrictions.

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dahhh! well, now that i am thinking about it - once they scheduled it, i would have to have the same guidelines for the procedure, huh. welp, i guess i'll have to wait for the perfect 3 days. within 14 days. thanx for your help :)

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I've seen intestinal worms during a barium enema. :o This was many, many, many years ago when I was a student radiographer during my clinicals. During fluoroscopy we saw it moving around in the large intestine. Something you don't see every day so we were facinated... :huh::P

As Raven said you can call ahead and have the doctor give you the lab order/materials to do a stool sample for ova and parasites.

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I need to have the colonoscopy done anyway, so I called the Dr today, and they said that he would see it, so just wait the week until the colonoscopy and "while he's there" he'll keep an eye out for worms, too. Then we'll proceed from there. I guess if I do have them (please no!), what's another week?! the joys...

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