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Intestinal Parasite Disease
What infection or disease can be (or have) the same symptoms as intestinal parasites? And what can be mistaken as intestinal parasites?
Parasites: Parasitic infections are fairly rare among all the disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Indigestion, gastritis, stomach/duodenal ulcers, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancer, gluten and lactose intolerance, etc may be responsible for the same symptoms as parasitic diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?
Too general: We only have 400 characters to answer this question. Please resubmit and let us know the specific parasitic infection in question. ...Read more
Intestinal Parasites: High. But these would come from lakes or infected streams. Very unlikely from the public water supplies. There are also some risk for skin infections from some of our lakes and streams as well. ...Read more
Intestinal parasites is it possible for them to come out of you partially but not completely? I think i feel only the tip of it and it goes back in.
Your GI symptoms: Are likely from the parasites. Your doctor or gastroenterologist can give you something to expel the via bowel movements. Many are microscopic and thus not seen or felt. They go through cycles of breeding so you need to expel not only the live parasites but also the eggs and this takes a month or two. Peace and good health. ...Read more
It sure can..: Colonscopy is a direct visualization of the inside of colon via a camera and so parasites attaching to the colon wall can be seen and thus diagnosed. For examples, hook worms and giardia etc..Adhere quite well to the walls and so the prep does not clean them out, leaving them to be seen by the colonoscope. Not a pretty sight! if you are concerned, speak to your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Not enough info: How was the exposure accomplished? What specific parasite are you concerned about? ...Read more
Since i got intestinal parasites i always get bad anxiety a week before and after a full moon .What can I do to help this or make it stop ?
It depends: It depends on the parasite. You should see a doctor and have your stool tested to see what kind of parasite you have. ...Read more
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