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How can I get diagnosed for worms other than the Ova test that does not work

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Not a thing: Rope worms do not exist. Relax, if you had normal tests then you don't have any real parasites either.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Pinworms: Pinworms are the most common intestinal worm in us usually affecting school age children. While the infected person sleeps, female pinworms lay thousa ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: How did you get diagnosed? How do you know still there? What have you been treated with?
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
No: Pinworms do NOT get in air systems. They are not airborne. However, they are transmitted person to person and fecal-oral contact. Gross, I know.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Check CDC.gov websit: The CDC website is a trove of useful info for foreign travel. It will tell you about disease prevalences and suggested immunizations. It is an excelle ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Herbal treatments: The only treatments I know of for intestinal worms are medicines as they have to selectively kill the worms and not hurt you. How do you know you have ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
NO: No, you need to be examined by an MD and diagnosed before treatment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pin worms: Pin works have a human to human transmission(feco oral).The eggs are present on the anus and through person to person get ingested. The eggs are hard ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Transmission: Different types of worms are transmitted differently. They can be transmitted in under-cooked meat (pork), walking barefoot where endemic or handling ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Sure is possible.
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