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What are the symptoms of having a tapeworm?

What are the symptoms of having a tapeworm?

Tapeworm sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no symptoms other than seeing worms or worm parts squiggling about when they have a bowel movement. Possible symptoms/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or the opposite (hunger), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins and minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of having a tapeworm?

Sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no symptoms other than seeing worms or worm parts squiggling about when they have a bowel movement. Possible symptoms/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or the opposite (hunger), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins and minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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How to know when do you start to notice tapeworm symptoms?

You might not: 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. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of tapeworm--> taenia solium ?

What would be the symptoms of tapeworm--> taenia solium ?

Many: Your history is very important, specially any travels. Most common symptoms are abdominal pain or discomfort, irregular bowels, some weight loss, may be nausea. Best is to have a stool analysis for ova and parasites, treatment is not difficult. ...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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Is itching all over body symptom of tapeworms?

Is itching all over body symptom of tapeworms?

TAPEWORM ITCH: Itching from tapeworms usually affect the anal (rectal) area. Sometimes the vaginal areas. Never a generalized itching. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of parasites such as tapeworms and other types of worm parasites in humans?

What are some of the symptoms of parasites such as tapeworms and other types of worm parasites in humans?

Some asymptomatic: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, symptoms of malabsorption, itching around the anus and other symptoms may occur, but sometimes you may have none. ...Read more

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Is extreme weight loss common in adults with tapeworm?

Is extreme weight loss common in adults with tapeworm?

Probably not: A tapeworm is a parasite that must live inside another person or animal. A "smart" tapeworm wants his host to stay alive because if the host dies, the tapeworm dies. It is not in a tapeworm's best interests for his host to have extreme weight loss. That kind of weight loss could also be from cancers, chronic infections, unusual digestive problems, auto-immune diseases, thyroid disorders, etc... ...Read more

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Since i petted stray cats many times and got bit by fleas sometimes, should I get tested for roundworm & tapeworm? No symptoms nor seen worms.

Since i petted stray cats many times and got bit by fleas sometimes, should I get tested for roundworm & tapeworm? No symptoms nor seen worms.

Worms: Most likely not required. Sometimes the sign of infection is anemia which will not give you symptoms until very severe . But in general not a bad disease, so should be okay to wait. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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