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Tapeworm or Pinworm? Please Help!

Back in Feburary, I saw white tissue-like stuff in my feces. In the center  of the white-tissue, there was this grey looking  thing that was in a shape of a worm but  it didn't move or anything. I looked closely and saw a little white  worm sticking out of one of my feces. I had to watch it for 15 minutes to see if it was actually moving.  Next time, I saw white stringy stuff all over(thin as cobwebs, even some looked like it was wrapped around some of my feces)  and  I started to see little  white thin lines in there. Then later, I started to see little white things thats a centimeter long but not alot. Both times, I left my feces in the toilet to sit for awhile, and when I came back, I noticed that the feces moved around and I saw  weird small particles/specks on the surface of the water. Also there was bubbles coming up. I'm scared and worried. I know its worms but  I'm not sure what kind. Maybe pin worm or tapeworm? I haven't had any stomach aches, weight loss, or an itchy bottom(hardly but tickle once in awhile during the day). I'm  scared to go to the bathroom now because I am afraid that its going to get worse or afraid what  I will find.

RECENTLY,
ALSO, sometimes I see blood on my poop, and white things in there, even like a centimeter long. Sometimes I see big chunks of white, fuzzy stuff, also the poop is slimy sometimes. The last time it was bad because i saw white lines that was centimeter long, fuzzy stuff, white specs and chunks. I am beginning to think that this is tapeworm.  I dont think I have lost any weight but I do get stomach pains when I run.  Also get an itchy feeling for a minute or on my anus at 3 in the morning.

I tried to show my parents(after i had my feces sitting in the toilet for awhile) and they saw it. They could hardly see anything. They told me that everyone has stuff in their poop, and its normal. They won't take me to the doctor unless I start feeling sick.   They think I am obsessed or seeing things just because I got ADD and aspergers syndrome.  There is nothing I can do because I got no money, no car or drivers license.  
What do I do?   I am so scared.
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Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  I would recommend that you tell your parents that you need to see a doctor about this.  Expecially if you are getting blood in your stool, you need to be checked out by a doctor.
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I did a few times but they dont wanna look at it  or listen and think that it happens to everyone and its normal.  THats why I am in a situation here
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Blood in your stool is NOT normal.  It needs to be checked out.
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same for the fuzz and white things.  I havent seen blood for awhile but it happens every now and then,  But i always see white stuff(specks, sometimes small squiggly lines that arent all the same size, etc.) and tan/white fuzz though.  

My parents think blood is from when ur butt bleeds if the poop is too big and it gets on the poop when it comes out.  They think I am being obbsessive, worrying too much, and they dont want to lean down close to see it.    If I didn't have any disabilities, they would take me seriously.

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Yes, blood can be caused by tears or hemorrhoids caused by large stools, but it should always be evaluated if it continues because it could be something more serious than just a small tear.
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this has been going on for since feburary. I havent had any bad pains or anything.  but I always see stuff in my poop that shouldnt be there. I saw soemthing like it in my  brothers too. White stuff.  PIn worm is thready stuff, but tape worm is  thicker or looks liek rice? Mine is white specks and the white lines are smaller than rice.  PLus my poop is fuzzy too. and sometimes slimey.  IDK WHAT IT IS. I would get it  checked out if the people at the hospital did free diagnosis/tests. If there si nothing wrong with me, im not charged but if there is, i gotta pay for it?  Idk how it works.  


CAn i get a free diagnosis?????
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If you go to your local county walk-in clinic, they will charge you based on income, so it can be a much more affordable option.  But you will have to pay for something.  On something like this, it can't be diagnosed over the internet.
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I'm really scared of what is gonna happen to me. It could be tapeworm or pin worm.  It doesn't look like rice but i see fuzzy brown stuff on it, white specks or chunks slimey, blood and it smells worse than usual.

Here is my problem.  I do not got any money, I do not got my drivers license or a car.  My parents do not believe me and think I am being obsessed or its my imagination probably because I got a few disabilities.  They don't take me seriously, and they will take me to the doctor if I start feeling sick or something like that. I tried showing them it but they don't see anything or don't wanna look at it and they say its normal to see weird stuff in your poop. All food digests.

I don't know what to do. I am probably going to die. What can I do in my situation????
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You need to see a doctor.
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