We had a number of great arthropod cases in the past few weeks! Here's one that had us stumped for a little while:
The following live objects were noted on a tampon brought in by a female patient to her gynecologist. The patient also reports that these objects are being shed in her stool and urine.
Examination of the specimen revealed a clearly-used tampon containing the following objects - many that appeared to be superficially embedded in the cotton fibers:
Identification? What additional information would you like?