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Can Have Tapeworms Cause Other Secondary Disease
Tapeworm Side Effect: Reading through the list of symptoms, you'll understand why the signs of a tapeworm infection are often misdiagnosed. You are your own best advocate for proper diagnosis and treatment. Abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, malnutrition, muscle weakness, neurological damage, seizures, weight loss, tapeworm segments on clothes or in feces. ...Read more
Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. for a human if they catch it somehow?
Yes: There are two species of Echinococcus of concern in pets: E. granulosus, which can infect dogs (see micrograph, right), and E. multilocularis, which can infect both dogs and cats These may cause cysts in the brains of infected humans. Look on the internet, you will find a lot of information about this. ...Read more
Can IBS cause mucus in BMs? How can I tell the difference between strings of mucus and a possible tapeworm infection?
Mucous in stool: Why are you considering IBS? If what you are seeing in your stool is truly mucous, then you could have inflammation of the lining or wall of the bowels. I doubt that you would have mucous in your stool and no other symptoms or signs whatsoever. If you do have a tapeworm infestation (which is uncommon in the U.S.), you could see proglottids in your stool, which look NOTHING like mucous. ...Read more
Can a tapeworm cause a partial bowel obstruction. How could I have this diagnosed (please don't say fecal ova/parasite test). Will xray catch this?
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