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is there a difference between a tapeworm and a liver fluke

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Some worms head for the liver but some (like tapeworms) are content to live in the intestine and consume the food you eat. Liver flukes rely more on ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fluke / Tapeworm: Liver Flukes are trematodes that can infect the liver, bile ducts & gallbladder of mammals. Tape worm can infect intestines or can be invasive &a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
See below: Pain in the right upper side of the abdomen, fever, and chills. The symptoms are very vague, therefore a physician would definitely have to diagnose t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Fecal test.: A diagnosis is made when a lucky pathologist gets to examine the little critters (or their eggs) in a stool sample. Symptoms of a liver fluke include ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Contaminated food: Infection with liver fluke parasites can happen after consumption of contaminated undercooked/uncooked fish. There are some liver flukes that can con ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fascioliasis: can be treated with Triclabendazole
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Mucous in stool: Why are you considering IBS? If what you are seeing in your stool is truly mucous, then you could have inflammation of the lining or wall of the bowel ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Failure is the end stage of liver illness. Patient tend to have bleeding, ascites (large belly), confusion, prone to infections. Dysfunction refers ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Severity: Scarring(fibrosis) of the liver is rate on a scale of 0-4. Stage 4 fibrosis is equivalent to cirrhosis.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
MRCP: could be considered a type of 3D MRI, which is a more general term.

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