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can you die from parasites

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Parasites: These can be detected at autopsy. They are not due to decay of organs, but rather to parasitic infections acquired during life. That is assuming tha ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bacteria: without food, the bacteria usually dies as well
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: You may see dead worms, fragments or nothing. Most medications for worms are very effective however. Don't worry if you see nothing. Thanks for trusti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
48 years experience Family Medicine
Usually yes: A parasite by definition gets needed food or support at the expense of the host. This is different from symbiotic relationship where two organisms ea ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Parasites can affect where they infect. They can affect the bowel, liver, or even the brain, and depending on where they infect, cause symptoms based ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Parasites: If you mean intestinal parasites, the best thing to do is to see a doctor with a list of all symptoms and then have your stool examined by an expert i ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor: It depends on the parasite found.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Test: Some symptoms may be indicative of parasites , such as diarrhea, peri-anal itch, elevated level of certain blood cell type ( eosinophil) etc..., but ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Stool sample: If you are referring to intestinal parasites, you submit stool samples to the lab for ova and parasite (o&p) exam.
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