I like your line of thought, newradost! (= "new happieness" in Russian?)
When I first found a Rope worm in stool, I took it to a doctor, who also assumed it was a Cestode (a beef or pork tapeworm) The guy was not parasite specialist but regular emergency care doctor. After consulting with his boss, another doctor, they told me it is probably a Cestode type worm. They issued Praziquantel, the drug of choice for this kind. I took it for 3 days in larger dozes they prescribed, to be sure to nail it. But, honestly nothing happened, nor did it provoke more rope worms in stool. The specimen that docs saw was sent to parasitoloy lab, but they did not find it as a worm at all, only finding my own white blood cells.
I also studied pictures of Cestodes on the internet and even cool Youtube video which shows a moving Pork Tapeworm. This is totally different. My opinion now is that rope worms are not Cestodes.
Now the way I produced the first Rope worm in the first place was 3-4 days after taking Triclabedanzole, used for Liver Flukes. I suspected Liver Flukes for long time since I had strange feelings in upper right abdomen as well as other indicative symptoms.
The rope worms, don't look like flukes but something tells me they are related. Here is why:
1. Finding rope after a course of Triclabendazole, only affecting liver flukes.
2. Producing rope the day after Coffee Enema, which also purges Liver
3. Producing rope after Liver Cleanse (olive-lemmon).
4. Producing rope after a week of taking Turpentine (Pure Pine Gum Spirit) which also has a good history for killing Liver Flukes.
Maybe rope worms are byproducts of Liver Flukes, something immune system produces to encapsulate their remains or excretions, or even damaged parts of liver? Maybe Rope worm is just another Liver parasite, or Liver based Fungal colony?