A 35-year-old female asked:
can tapeworm infestation give you a diary intolerance, celiac (maybe), chronic gastritis, high tsh (thyroid fine), low iron?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
No and need : Evaluation. Tape worm does not cause intolerance to dairy. You have stated about four different conditions and each of these deserves to be evaluated by a history physical examination, lab tests and may be imaging. Please visit your gp for an examination.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Ernest Fischer answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
?: Lactose intolerance can happen as your recover from a stomach bug. You varied symptoms / lab abnormalities are not necessarily related, and tapeworm would not be a good explanation (or likely explanation) for all of them.
Answered on Oct 13, 2014
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