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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Intestinal parasites: Diarrhea is usually caused by parasites living in the intestines. These can be unicellular like amoeba or giardia, or can be multicellular like worms. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Parasites: There are all degrees of gastrointestinal manifestations with celiac patietns. Some are even latent. A number of intestinal parasites can cuase sympto ... Read More
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Giardia lamblia: Giardia lamblia, a single call protozoan (think paramecium) parasite is found in fresh water. It takes up residence in the small intestine causing sym ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If you mean abdominal symptoms and diarrhea then the answer is "yes.".
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Your medications: are not listed but randomly stopping psychiatric medications or other serotonergic drugs can not only cause symptoms but can endanger your health. Peo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: A good gastroenterologist would be the best source.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below: African trypanosomiasis, also known as "sleeping sickness, " is caused by microscopic parasites of the species trypanosoma brucei. It is transmitted b ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
63 years experience General Surgery
Have you travelled: If you have travelled to countries that have intestinal parasites, you can have stool exam. If not see a gastroentrologist.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
35 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleeping sickness: This is found in sub-saharan africa, and is endemic in some countries. Travel avoidance is the best protection but if you are traveling there, please ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Salmonella: This can hang on for a while, though perhaps not as "chronic". The chronic parasite infections (hookworm, ascaris, strongyloides) might actually be mo ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
Normalcy: Your symptoms do not suggest intestinal parasites. Vegetable material seen in stool samples are off mistaken as parasites.
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