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How Do I Know If I Have Stomach Worms
Parasites: Parasites in the intestines usually cause symptoms of diarrhea, weight loss, blood in the stool and anemia. Test can be done to check for parasites. Most commonly is a stool ova and parasite test checking for the parasite itself, and the eggs laid by the parasite. Check with your doctor if you have these aymptoms, or are concerned about parasites. ...Read more
Diagnostic work-up: Though rare here in the us, are several types of "worms" that can infect humans. Symptoms are variable and range from nothing to fevers, bloody dysentery with weight loss. Perhaps the most important clue in diagnosis of infection is the history (e.g. Foreign travel etc.). There are several types of tests that can aid in the diagnosis including blood work, stool analysis, imaging and scopes. ...Read more
See details: See a doctor and have stool specimens collected and examined. ...Read more
They can: If you are seeing worms in your stool you need to see your doctor. The most common worms seen in the stool in the US are pinworms or hookworms. Pinworms cause intense anal itching, hookworms usually have fewer symptoms. Both are easily treated with medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've recently discovered that my cat has some sort of worm in stomach. Should I be doing something about myself? Like get tested.
My child have worms what should I do I gave her many medicine but they are not gone what should I do to make her stomach clear from it?
I get hungry very quickly as compared to my friends, i take normal diets. Often heavy at night is there worms in my stomach? And i think a lot!
I had my worms in my stomach so i took anti worms. One came out but people say they are always in pair. Is it so ?It means I have one more. Plz help
Effective treatment.: A large part of the world's population is infected with helminths (aka worms) such as ascaris, whipworm and hookworm. Diagnosis is made from a stool sample and using a microscope to look for the presence of eggs. Albendazole and Mebendazole are the drugs of choice for treatment. Infections are generally treated for 1-3 days. These medications are effective so follow-up w/ md as instructed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical Eval: Symptoms from worms vary significantly depending on the parasite. Worms may obstruct the GI tract with constipation or cause diarrhea. Malabsorption could lead to frequent hunger. Anemia could cause fatigue. You could have a bad taste in your mouth or bad breath. You may feel anxious, grind teeth or have middle insomnia. Some worms cause skin lesions. Musculoskeletal pain as well. Get med eval. ...Read more
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