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how does recent travel affect parasitic infection (amebiasis)

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
None: No single blood test will give the diagnosis of all parasitic infections. Anyone who tells you otherwise is practicing fringe medicine. Be careful on ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably safe!: Facet Joint injections are useful for controlling referred pain from your spine. Most parasitic infections do not affect your spine! Trichinella affe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
DR visit: Go to your DR, bring along a stool specimen. This will be tested, you will get the correct DX and treatment.
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Yes, very rarely: There are a few types of parasitic worms that are capable of getting into the liver and bile ducts. This happens almost exclusively outside of the Un ... Read More
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Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: There are number of parasites that have been found in eyes. Fortunately, this is a rare occurence in the U.S. A few of the more common ones are toxo ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Yes, very rarely.: A fistula is an abnormal communication between two areas of the body. Any inflammatory or traumatic event can cause a fistula. Though very rare, in ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
2 to start: Infectious disease and Gastroenterology. Your family MD may need to give you a referral depending on insurance and referral protocol. Good Luck.
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Of What?: Ct scans can show parasitic cysts in the liver. Tapeworms in the bowel can sometimes be seen with barium in their bowels! trichinosis can be seen in t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Leave it alone: Benign cysts like this are uncommon, mysterious, and a non-problem. They're probably little developmental things, like dimples only involving the sple ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doc: May want to see an infectious disease doc. It will hard to cure what u do not know.

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