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How common is malnutrition with a tapeworm parasites?

How common is malnutrition with a tapeworm parasites?

Tapeworms: Malnutrition is common with tapeworm parasites, as the tapeworm lives and grows by siphoning off nutrients from the human host. Also tapeworms can cause symptoms that cause the human host intestinal problems that decrease food consumption. ...Read more

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Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...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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I pulled what i thought was about a 10 ft. Tapeworm out of my anus. The lab ran tests and said that i didn't have parasites. What could it be?

I pulled what i thought was about a 10 ft. Tapeworm out of my anus. The lab ran tests and said that i didn't have parasites. What could it be?

Repeat the studies.: Did you give the lab the 'worm', or did you just do stool studies for eggs? The latter can be negative and should be done on earolyn am sample on rising. You might also apply scotch tape to your anus before getting up as well as supplying an early am stool specimen.. Check with your pcp regarding other symptoms of parasites and a CBC looking for eosinophilia. ...Read more

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Help, what type of parasite is a tapeworm?

Taenia: Tapeworms that effect humans fall into 3 types: Taenai Saginata (Beef tapeworm), Taenia Asiatic (Asian tapeworm) & Taenia solium (Pork tapeworm). Tapeworms can cause intestinal or invasive infections. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of parasite is a tapeworm?

Please tell me what type of parasite is a tapeworm?

Taenai: Tapeworms that effect humans fall into 3 types: Taenai Saginata (Beef tapeworm), Taenia Asiatic (Asian tapeworm) & Taenia solium (Pork tapeworm). ...Read more

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Parasites? Tapeworms? Help!

See your doctor: For most parasitic and worm infestations, there are medications that can kill the parasite/worm. You shouldn't wait because the infection can cause serious problems if the parasite/worm itself doesn't. ...Read more

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What are the chances of an average american person getting an internal parasite such as a tapeworm?

Rare but happens: With our mandated inspection of meat production facilities, the U.S. Has nearly eliminated tapeworms and other intestinal parasites. You can still get them, particularly from eating wild game and fish. It's always a good idea to thoroughly cook any wild meat and fish. Thanks to david miller for his answer. ...Read more

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Would tapeworm or other parasites show up on a colonoscopy?

Would tapeworm or other parasites show up on a colonoscopy?

Possibly: Some parasite prefer the small intestine which is niot seen on colonoscopy. Others are found in the large intestine. A bowel movement culture for ova and parasite would be helpful. Any travel outside the us recently? ...Read more

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I have a severe parasite infestation along with the pork tapeworm. meds arent helping. they are in my brain now. not a joke. back of my neck. help plz?

I have a severe parasite infestation along with the pork tapeworm. meds arent helping. they are in my brain now. not a joke. back of my neck. help plz?

Tapeworm : You need to be seen by an infectious disease physician, neurosurgeon. The treatment of complex and may require therapy that includes antiparastic meds along with anti-inf agents and in some cases neurosurgical therapy. You have an uncommon disease and should be seen in a large teaching hospital. ...Read more

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I know that taenia solium is the tapeworm of pork but I want to know If taenia solium is a bacterium, virus, fungus, protozoan or a parasite? And why?

Zoonotic parasite: Taenia solium is the pork tapeworm belonging to cyclophyllid cestodes in the family Taeniidae. It is an intestinal zoonotic parasite found throughout the world, and is most prevalent in countries where pork is eaten. The adult worm is found in humans and has a flat, ribbon-like body, which is white in color and measures 2 to 3 m in length. Its distinct head, the scolex, contains suckers and a rostellum as organs of attachment. The main body, the strobila, consists of a chain of segments known as proglottids. Each proglottid is a complete reproductive unit; hence, the tapeworm is a hermaphrodite. It completes its life cycle in humans as the definitive host and pigs as intermediate host. It is transmitted to pigs through human faeces or contaminated fodder, and to humans through uncooked or undercooked pork. Pigs ingest embryonated eggs, morula, which develop into larvae, the oncospheres, and ultimately into infective larvae, cysticerci. A cyticercus grows into an adult worm in human small intestines. Infection is generally harmless and asymptomatic. However, accidental infection in humans by the larval stage causes cysticercosis. The most severe form is neurocysticercosis, which affects the brain and is a major cause of epilepsy. Human infection is diagnosed by the parasite eggs in the faeces. ...Read more

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I have a terrible parasite and tapeworm infections pork related.. It has gone through my throat and nasal passages and the back of my neck to my brain. It is hurting me and I need help badly before it is too late. This is not a joke. My doc doesn't know w

I have a terrible parasite and tapeworm infections pork related.. It has gone through my throat and nasal passages and the back of my neck to my brain. It is hurting me and I need help badly before it is too late. This is not a joke. My doc doesn't know w

Vivid imagination: but is true , infection to brain is by a different path , ingestion pork tape warm eggs enter the bloodstream and larvae hatch in brain ( and other organs including eye ) , cysticercosis . First speak to your doctor have CT of brain done , if negative then is your imagination . But if positive you are right need brain surgery for cure then You don't need psychiatrist ...Read more

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Hi, I am so worried about having parasites like tape worms in me! I don't know what to do. I heard that most docotros misdiagnose it ? How do I know?

Hi, I am so worried about having parasites like tape worms in me! I don't know what to do. I heard that most docotros misdiagnose it ? How do I know?

Parasites: Your best bet would be to get evaluation by you doctor. A thorough history about any possible exposures or travel and examination and testing would find out if a person had been infected. Family doctors, gastroenterologist and infectious disease specialists would be a good place to start. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, upset stomach and change in the bowels. May see worms in the stool. ...Read more

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What are tapeworms and what do they do? Is it more common for humans or animals to have them?

What are tapeworms and what do they do? Is it more common for humans or animals to have them?

Both : Humans and other animals can have tapeworms. 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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How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

Not common: Though parasitic infections can occur concurrently, this combination is not common. ...Read more

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A common problem associated with alcohol abuse is malnutrition. Why is this?

A common problem associated with alcohol abuse is malnutrition. Why is this?

Alcohol abuse: Automatically will produce vitamin b1 deficiency and affect normal brain function, plus the fact that this interferes with appetite, hence malnutrition. It is a dangerous experiment for anyone. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of tapeworm?

What are the most common side effects of tapeworm?

Possible sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no symptoms other than seeing worms 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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Is malnutrition a common problem with gastrointestinal fistula?

Is malnutrition a common problem with gastrointestinal fistula?

Fistula: Fistulas can be due to medical problems that in themselves have substantial nutritional challenges (like crohn's disease). And fistulas, by themselves, also increase the nutritional needs of the patient especially with electrolytes and protein. ...Read more

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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

Poor nutrition or malnutrition occurs when the body has insufficient intake, too much intake that is not healthy or when the diet is poorly balanced . Malnutrition can be the result of poor ...Read more