A 35-year-old female asked:
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can tapeworm infestation give you a diary intolerance, celiac (maybe), chronic gastritis, high tsh (thyroid fine), low iron?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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
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Dr. Ernest Fischer
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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