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A 51-year-old female asked:

How can i get rid of a parasitic worm infestation that no doctor will believe her listen to me in the last five and a half years i'm 51 years old and i weigh 85 lb and i can't gain weight i look like a skeleton with skin i don't want to die pleasehel?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I am sorry for your situation. Consider contacting the infectious disease department of any regional medical school or large hospital. If anyone can help it will be these people.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Unless you travelled to a poor country, you are unlikely to have worm infestation. Malabsorption is a more likely explanation. It would be prudent to consult a GI specialist. S/he could also examine your stool for parasites, Wish you good health!
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Last updated Nov 12, 2021

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