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what to do if i have had tapeworms for almost a year and my doctor refuses to treat me?

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Dr. Ronald Sherman
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Ask, then move on...: First, ask your Dr why s/he refuses to treat you. Then, if you are unsatisfied with the answer, gather up all your study results and take them to another doctor. There is nothing wrong with a second opinion if ever you are uncomfortable with the treatment or advice you are given.

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