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What are tapeworms and what do they do? is it more common for humans or animals to have them?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Both : Humans and other animals can have tapeworms. Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. Serious complications can occur however.

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