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Do Tapeworms Cause Diarrhea
Constipation, loose stools, white specks in stool. I am always hungry. Could I have a tapeworm? I don't remember eating anything uncooked...
Tape worm: Can sometimes present as white specks in stool. Possible causes can be increased mucus in the stool because of irritation of the gastrointestinal tract or infections. Some foods can cause this. A gallstone when passed could have this coloration. Stool ova ; parasite through your doctor can determine if there are broken off segments of tapeworms. Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
I have burning diarrhea. I went and it was mainly acid, but there was some stringy white pieces that looked to be dancing. Is it tapeworms?
Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. Read more
I take it that you are having more than 3 bowel movements daily. This is a pretty large differential that includes irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, hormonal imballances (i.e. Hyperthyroidism), infectious diarrhea including intestinal parasites. I could go on.
Important to know: does the diarrhea wake you up, bleeding, fever, pain, bloating? Read more
Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. Read more
Diarrhea: Unfortunatley there can be many causes of diarrhea. The most common are viral illnesses and food poisoning. There are many other things like parasites, irritable bowel disease, food intolerances, medication side effects, and others. If your daughter has had diarrhea for more then 2 weeks, has blood in her diarrhea or is not able to stay hydrated because there is so much, you should see a doctor. Read more
GI Bleed or drugs: If u r bleeding in your stomach this could cause ur stool to be black (melena). It also smells very bad. Peptobismol can also make your stools black. If u r not taking any drugs and having stomach pain with the black stools u should see a doctor. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the cause?: Not a weird question at all! "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. Read more
Consider allergy?: Perhaps there can be some type of allergy you have with eggs? My suggestion would be to keep a food diary of everything you eat along with how you feel after those meals. See if there is a correlation with eggs and your symptoms of diarrhea. You may find it could be something else you are eating as well! Read more
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