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Can have tapeworms cause other secondary disease?

Can have tapeworms cause other secondary disease?

Tapeworms (T): Yes, causes malnutrition, nausea, digestive problems, allergies etc. Fish tapeworm causes megaloblastic anemia by reducing vitamin b-12. The cystic form of disease can affect brain causing convulsion. ...Read more

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Can tapeworms cause itchy skin all over?

Can tapeworms cause itchy skin all over?

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

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Can tapeworms cause some bladder discomfort?

Can tapeworms cause some bladder discomfort?

No.: This should not occur since the tapeworms should only be in your bowels. The only possibility could be explained if you have an acute abdomen or constipation that causes pressure on your urinary bladder. Tapeworms themselves should not be in your bladder. ...Read more

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Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. for a human if they catch it somehow?

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

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Can IBS cause mucus in BMs? How can I tell the difference between strings of mucus and a possible tapeworm infection?

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

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What can cause tape worms in children?

What can cause tape worms in children?

Uncooked meat: Most common transmission of tapeworm is through uncooked or under cooked meat. can also be transmitted through contaminated stool and water ...Read more

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How to know I have tapeworms?

How to know I have tapeworms?

Need medical eval.: Tapeworm symptoms: GI tapeworm infection symptoms may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools and abdominal pain. Invasive tapeworm infection symptoms: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tapeworms?

What are symptoms of tapeworms?

Few symptoms: Most people with tapeworms have no symptoms until they see part of the worm in their stool. Rarely, the fish tapeworm can cause vitamin B12 deficiency leading to anemia. ...Read more

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