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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Trichomonas: Yes, it is a single-celled protozoan parasite.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience Pain Management
Okay, I'll bite: The parasites themselves will not usually be evident. However, an inflammatory response reaction or unusual appearance of the body trying to wall off ... Read More
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Can be: It is usually the damage they cause but there are some worms that may be evident but it would be a large invective burden.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes: Ask someone to take a look. Head lice are usually obvious. But be careful to avoid compulsive obsessions about things no one else can find.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
A stomach virus...: ...Will pass. The symptoms of an intestinal parasite (which are sometimes quite different from a stomach virus), won't until it's treated, although i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please resubmit: with a clear and specific question. Your question was cut off
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Chagas disease: If you were bitten in north america it is extremely unlikely that you will contract chagas disease. The prevalence of the disease here is just too lo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Worry & Rituals: The worry and rituals you mention suggest more of a behavioral issue such as POSSIBLE Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see your doc to rule out ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Unsure: It used to be mebendazole, but my prescription drug app state it was discontinued in the US. Check the Centers for Disease Control website to learn mo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
48 years experience 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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience 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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