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Amoeba Parasite Symptoms
Depends on parasite: There are many different types of parasites that may live in the intestine. With a light parasite burden, there may be no symptoms. With a heavier burden there may be vague abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, anemia, allergic symptoms, peri-anal itching, biliary and intestinal obstruction etc. ...Read more
Yes: If you mean abdominal symptoms and diarrhea then the answer is "yes.". ...Read more
It is possible.: Genitourinary amebiasis is a very rare condition with a few reports documented in the literature. Infection with entamoeba histolytica usually results in intestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. An infection of the urinary tract can occur by formation of a kidney abscess or if introduced into the urethra. Symptoms include pain, frequency, and urgency with urination. ...Read more
Diagnosed dientamoeba fragilis and was given fraygl for 10/days. Symptoms returned. Could this amoeba survived. What other meds options avail?
Yes, often.: Yes, parasites multiply without treatment and symptoms often progress. What symptoms occur depends on the type of parasite. Get rid of 'em! ...Read more
Giardia lamblia: Giardia lamblia, a single call protozoan (think paramecium) parasite is found in fresh water. It takes up residence in the small intestine causing symptoms mimicking celiac disease. The organism may be detected in a stool specimen. Sometimes endoscopy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment is curative. ...Read more
How long after ingestion of parasites does it usually take for someone to show symptoms of toxocariasis?
Difficult to say: The best evidence comes from measuring larvae in the organs (liver, brain, eye) of mice after feeding them toxocara eggs. The liver may be infected as soon as 7 days after ingestion. The brain takes longer & the eyes are the last to be infected. Infection is more likely with frequent ingestion of large amounts of eggs. Many people never get infection after ingestion. Some may become ill years later. ...Read more
What are some of the symptoms of parasites such as tapeworms and other types of worm parasites in humans?
Why the amoeba symptoms start almost 3 weeks later but CDC says 2 wk l8r http://www. Wbiw. Com/local/archive/2012/09/loogootee-family-wants-somethi. Php?
People vary: It's simply wrong to try to match your symptoms and signs to what's average. Amebiasis is famously variably, waxing and waning. The bottom line is if you have amebiasis with e histolytica, diagnosed as such by an evidence-based physician, you need to get treated. There's no place for denial here. ...Read more
You can't.: From symptoms alone, it would be impossible to differentiate IBS from a parasitic infection. However, if you have had a negative parasite exam performed by a reliable lab, the chances of a parasitic infection are very small. If you persist in having uncontrollable diarrhea, see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for further advice. Good luck. ...Read more
What infection or disease can be (or have) the same symptoms as intestinal parasites? And what can be mistaken as intestinal parasites?
Parasites: Parasitic infections are fairly rare among all the disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Indigestion, gastritis, stomach/duodenal ulcers, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancer, gluten and lactose intolerance, etc may be responsible for the same symptoms as parasitic diseases. ...Read more
Can SSRI syndrome seem like symptoms of another disease? I'm afraid I have celiac or worms/parasites but I randomly stop taking my meds a lot.
Your medications: Are not listed but randomly stopping psychiatric medications or other serotonergic drugs can not only cause symptoms but can endanger your health. People who randomly start and stop their medications are like people who play Russian Roulette. Both are dangerous practices. ...Read more
What symptoms or "signs " can be confused for intestinal parasites? - and anal problems as well that would connect to parasites, but are not parasites
Agree w Dr. Liang:
N. fowleri infection causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis which destroys brain tissue. Sx's usually begin within 2 to 15 days of exposure & may include sudden fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea / vomiting, light sensitivity, feeling tired, confusion, loss of balance, hallucinations, seizures & death.
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I have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I am diagnosed malaria. What malaria parasite causes such symptom?
Malaria: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a type of unicellular microorganism) of the genus plasmodium. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death. ...Read more
I have been experienced low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I was diagnosed malaria. What type of malaria parasite has such symptoms?
Malaria: Hard to know without seeing the blood smear slides. The likelihood is that it is not p. Falciparum, but any of the other species can potentially produce this clinical picture. ...Read more
Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 days after getting TD in Mexico, felt better for a week, symptoms came back... Possible parasite or something else?
Yes: I would see your doctor. It could be that the infection was not adequately treated with 3 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin). It could also be a parasite or other infectious agent. Low on the list is c-diff which can be caused by taking antibiotics (usually much longer course than 3 days, however). ...Read more
What are diseases / parasites you can catch from birds (not eating, but handling live ones) that can manifest in you as psychiatric symptoms like ocd?
None: As far as I know, there are no bird-borne infectious diseases associated with ocd -- but people who have ocd may have contamination fears involving birds (and many other things). http://tinyurl. Com/pewrjwn some streptococcal infections may lead to neuropsychiatric symptoms in kids: pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (pandas for short). ...Read more
Would parasites or worms be obvious in 2 year olds stool? Sometimes I find thread like pieces. Is it food? Would they move? Blood? Any other symptoms?
Usually not obvious:
Pinworms are fairly common in this age group. They are small white worms that come out of the anus at night..
If you suspect piworms wait until dark when the child is asleep. Then take a flashlight and check your child's anal area. If you see small thread like wiggleing white things, call your doctor. This not a emergency but as a parent it is upsetting. ...Read more
I'm worried I don't know whether whether my 2 year old daughter has a tummy bug or some sort of parasite. The symptoms seem so similar.?
Can parasites cause severe constipation? I went to South Africa 4 months ago & while there started to have many symptoms of intestinal parasites.
Unusual: Constipation would be an unusual symptom in intestinal parasite infection. Diarrhea is much more common. But the parasites do affect movement/motility of the bowel, so constipation could be part of the cycle. If you haven't done so already, contact your doctor/health department to submit stool samples to check for all intestinal pathogens. That said, the constipation may well be irritable bowel. ...Read more
When they say parasitic infection or parasite infection. Do they usually mean microorganism parasites or worms? And do they have they same symptoms?
Parasites: Parasites are organisms that grow & feed on a host. They can be either. ...Read more
What can cause a eos.21 (0-0.06) eos abs count 2.8 (0.0-0.6) MPV8.9 (9.4-12.4) wbc13.5 if no allergy or symptoms and ova/parasite is neg. 9yr old male?
Such counts are indicative of an allergic tendency in the body.
Food/ environmental -respiratory allergies can contribute to such elevations in Eos. ...Read more
I have what seems like sesame seeds in my stool for about a year. I've been tested for parasites and it comes back negative. No symptoms. Not my diet.
Gastroenterologist: These may be pieces of mucus. Consult a gastroenterologist who will perform a rectal examination in the office and also examine a stool specimen then. Any appropriate tests can be ordered after that assessment. ...Read more
Tiny white specks in stool size of pinhead. What can cause this apart from pinworm? I took mebendezanole previously no symptoms. What other parasite??
Not likely parasite: If your symptoms didn't improve with Mebendazole, it is unlikely that ua are lookng at worm related as other worms like round and tape worms as other worms or their body parts look different. Indigestion or malabsorption may cause small fat particles in stools. In folks with poor immune system certain fungal infections of the intestines can cause them to appear in stools. Get your stool tested. ...Read more
What type of symptoms and how severe would they be after getting infected by brain eating amoeba, 8 days after infection?
Severe!!: N. fowleri infection causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis which destroys brain tissue. Sx's usually begin within 2 to 15 days of exposure & may include sudden fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea / vomiting, light sensitivity, feeling tired, confusion, loss of balance, hallucinations, seizures & death. ...Read more
I traveled to Punta CANA w coworkers and we all came back w the same symptoms of bad stomach pains. One dr said its a parasite. Should I go to Dr?
Yes: Go and get examined and tested.Get a more detailed answer ›
If parasites may cause liver cyst, what are the symptoms? Can one of the symptoms be fatigue? Can parasites cause tumor?
Yes, variable, yes,:
And rarely. Dog tape worm may cause liver cysts but is very rare in the usa. Liver cysts in general are asymptomatic or cause vague symptoms. See the site below for more info. Parasites are very rare causes of cancer, schistosoma may cause urinary bladder cancer in egypt.
http://www. Liverfoundation. Org/abouttheliver/info/livercysts/. ...Read more
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