A 34-year-old member asked:
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can i tell me how i can test for parasites in my body?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: That depends on which parasites you're worried about. Intestinal parasites are diagnosed by stool ova and parasite exam. Other parasites require other tests. However, when a patient asks me to 'test for parasites' in general, i worry about delusional parasitosis, a psychiatric disorder in which people believe they're infected with parasites without any evidence.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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