Well, that is definately, and very distinctly a worm.
I agree with you on the phlegm issue, I never cough up anything except since infected, it used to be like once every 3-4 weeks I would get this phlegm, and it would last for a week or so, and I would cough alot during this time also, as if I was short of breath or congested. It was not all day, mainly in the morning or evening. I would notice I would wheeze at night also during this time. But I would not have a cold, and it would disapear in a week or so. That is how I knew it was Ascaris migrating from the lungs to the intestines.
So, you didn't really say if your phlegm was the same sticky type consistancy as mine. Do you also notice it comes and completely goes away in stages like I do?