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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
48 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 in Internal Medicine
See doctor: It depends on the parasite found.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in 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 in 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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Parasites: Each parasite has a different mode of transmission. Identification of the actual organism should shed light on how it might have been transmitted. Tak ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why worry?: Wear shoes, cook your food. Much internet talk about "parasites" is just made up to scare you.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Seek: medical evaluation. Parasitic infections should be treated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Parasites: There are suggestions that large amounts of garlic may have some antiparasitic effects but am unaware of any definitive clinical studies other than a ... Read More

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