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can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Tapeworms can interfere with absorption of calories, fluids, and vitamins. If you are not absorbing enough fluids, you will get dehydrated.
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Dr. Jason Burke
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes.: Tapeworms can cause diarrhea and loss of appetite, thus leading to dehydration.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayan Shah
68 years experience Gastroenterology
Lower blood pressure: Dehydration lowers blood pressure which can give symptoms of weakness, dizziness and passing out.You may feel thirsty and disoriented. Initially, kid ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Not common: Though parasitic infections can occur concurrently, this combination is not common.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Undercooked pork: Not uncommon in mexico and central america, from the pork tapeworm, taenia solium.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Anyone with diabetes is at an increased risk from any infection including parasite infection. Diabetics have a weaker immune system, poor wound healin ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Shouldn't be: This was a hard one! people with suppressed immune systems from chemotherapy are at a slightly higher risk of getting tapeworm infections, which are ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
23 years experience Pathology
Yes: People with lowered immunity for any reason, including hiv, are at increased risk for parasitic infestations and complications.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Tapeworms: People with organ transplants are usually on a program of medications to prevent organ rejection. This usually increases the risk of complications f ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Blood in urine: is abnormal. Possible causes include infection, stones, and rarely even cancer. He should see his doctor for accurate diagnosis. Painless hematuri ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Depends : It depends upon the cause of the chronic dehydration and what your electrolyte abnormalities are, if any.
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
22 years experience Family Medicine
Many: There are several symptoms to look out for and depends on the severity of dehydration. Thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, dark urine, and muscle cr ... Read More
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