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Human Liver Fluke Symptoms
Contaminated food: Infection with liver fluke parasites can happen after consumption of contaminated undercooked/uncooked fish. There are some liver flukes that can contaminate watercress, parsley, and alfalfa; the contamination comes from sheep and cows in that case.
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
See below: Pain in the right upper side of the abdomen, fever, and chills. The symptoms are very vague, therefore a physician would definitely have to diagnose this. It is a very rare infection.
Fecal test.: A diagnosis is made when a lucky pathologist gets to examine the little critters (or their eggs) in a stool sample. Symptoms of a liver fluke include having smelly, fatty stools (the flukes disrupt and/or eat bile which digests fats), jaundice, fever. A serious complication is cancer of the bile tract. See your doctor, especially if you've traveled to asia (flukes are endemic there).
Fascioliasis: Can be treated with TriclabendazoleGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Some worms head for the liver but some (like tapeworms) are content to live in the intestine and consume the food you eat. Liver flukes rely more on the processed nutrients in fresh blood.
Sanitation: Flukes come from contaminated water and food. Avoid wading in dirty waters, cook food thoroughly, drink filtered water.
Injury over time: Liver flukes cause chronic inflammation of the biliary system which can over time lead to scarring or abnormal tissues/cells or other problems. Chronic liver fluke infection increase the risks for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), gallstones, pancreatitis, liver abscess, and other problems of the biliary tract.
Can you tell me this: 1. Is raw milk a carrier for intestinal, lung, or liver flukes that can live in humans?
FDA warning!: Raw milk is milk from cows, sheep, or goats that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria. This raw, unpasteurized milk can carry dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, which are responsible for causing numerous foodborne illnesses. Ref: https://www.fda.gov/Food/resourcesForYou/consumers/ucm079516.htm
Freshwater fish, veg: Clonorchis sinensis (or opisthorchis sinensis), also known as the chinese liver fluke, is endemic in the far east, particularly in china, japan, taiwan, vietnam, and korea; it is also endemic in far eastern russia [1, 2]. F. Hepatica occurs mainly in sheep-rearing areas of temperate climates, particularly in parts of central and south america, europe, china, africa, and the middle east .
Hard bits of (something) in stool. If it were liver flukes or worms it wouldn't brake apart would it?
I have rolled up red material in my stool. Almost like tomato skin rolled up. Apparently this is typical of liver flukes?
Plan: Please check your diet. Quality of stool depend on daily food significantly. If this a fresh blood you need to see a doctor. Please, make appointment and observe yourself before going to the doctor., that you can give him proper description. Of your problem.
None to many: Some liver problems do not have any symptom at all and found accidentally. Common liver problem presentations are nausea, vomiting, weakens, yellow urine, eye and skin. Sometimes, itching. When liver disease advance, you may have distended belly due to fluid in the peritoneum. There are numerous signs and symptoms depending on the cause and the effect it has on various organ -system.
What symptoms would I have if my liver wasn't functioning right? Come one come all or on and off?
Wide variation: So many symptoms can be associated with liver disease... but early on, fatigue, abdominal pain/tenderness, musculoskeletal pains probably most common. With more advanced liver disease, jaundice (yellow eyes/skin), swelling in legs and abdomen, higher risk of bleeding. Usually persistent/ progressive sxs rather than off and on - but there are always exceptions as well.See 1 more doctor answer
Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes (confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps.See 1 more doctor answer
I agree however: I agree w/the previous answer, however we need more information. If you are asking about being a donor or recipient of a living donor liver transplant, the liver can regenerate back to nearly a full size liver in about 6 weeks depending on many factors. In general, with this situation, lab tests can be followed to see how much "liver regeneration" is occurring; you should start feeling stronger.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people with fatty liver are overweight, so weight loss is the curative treatment. Diet and exercise is crucial in achieving substantial weight loss. Avoid supplements that causes weight loss. Also certain medications and alcohol can result in fatty liver.
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