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Doctor insights on: Is Eating Popcorn Good Or Bad For Intestinal Parasites

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Intestine (Definition)

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


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What is a good medicine for internal/intestinal parasites?

What is a good medicine for internal/intestinal parasites?

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

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Having bad intestinal parasites bout. Worse than ever. Is it normal for my blood to be a thick dark red? Am weak, very ill.

Having bad intestinal parasites bout. Worse than ever. Is it normal for my blood to be a thick dark red? Am weak, very ill.

See a doctor: And preferably one who is familiar with parasitic infection. It is normal for venous blood to look thick and dark red. If you are weak and ill, see an appropriate doctor asap. ...Read more

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What is a good herbal or other holistic remedy to get rid of intestinal parasites such as pinworm?

What is a good herbal or other holistic remedy to get rid of intestinal parasites such as pinworm?

Artemesia: Several anti-parasite medicines have been derived from the active ingredient in artemesia (wormword) — this herb may be effective to prevent chronic infection with parasites when traveling or in treating active disease. You should not use without physician supervision, however, as artemesia is a powerful pro-oxidant and may cause problems if used long-term. Often medications are needed. ...Read more

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Is popcorn helpful or harmful in persons having recurring intestinal polyps?

Is popcorn helpful or harmful in persons having recurring intestinal polyps?

Popcorn.: Popcorn should be neither harmful nor helpful in the context of intestinal polyps. Good for general health — low calories and some fiber. ...Read more

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If a person has sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is it okay to eat popcorn or rice?

If a person has sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is it okay to eat popcorn or rice?

SIBO: With small intestinal bowel overgrowth, you want nutrients that are quickly absorbed, leaving less for any bacteria to consume. A low carb, high fat and high protein diet is best in this case. Popcorn and white rice would fall outside this category -- and are best avoided while your gut is healing. http://www.siboinfo.com/diet.html. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have stomach/intestinal parasites? Could I get them from eating fast food or in restaurants?

How do you know if you have stomach/intestinal parasites? Could I get them from eating fast food or in restaurants?

Not likely in USA: You are very highly unlikely to get parasites by eating restaurant food in the us. ...Read more

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Can intestinal parasite cause coughing?

Can intestinal parasite cause coughing?

Yes: This depends upon the particular parasite, but as one example strongyloides stercoralis circulates through the lungs, as do several other intestinal parasites. ...Read more

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Will charcoal remove an intestinal parasite?

Parasites: Activated charcoal has long been advocated as a home remedy for parasitic infections, but the validity of this has not withstood the challenge of controlled testing. ...Read more

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Could you diagnose an intestinal parasite through a colonoscopy?

Could you diagnose an intestinal parasite through a colonoscopy?

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

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I'm scared! Worried about racoon intestinal parasite exposure! Someone help me?

I'm scared! Worried about racoon intestinal parasite exposure! Someone help me?

Not enough info: How was the exposure accomplished? What specific parasite are you concerned about? ...Read more

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What are the types of intestinal parasites that cause chronic intestinal ulceration?

Intestinal ulcers: Without being able to have access to your records and the tests that have been run it is impossible to say what is going on. Intestinal parasites seldom cause ulcerations, and would also have to ask where you have been to get parasites. You must be seeing a gastroenterologist. Have them continue their evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get intestinal parasites?

Fecal contamination: It depends on the parasite. Hook worm larvae penetrate through the skin. Round worm, pinworm, strogyloides, trichiris. Giardia, cryptosporidium are usually due to fecal contamination of food or drink. Tape worms are due to eating of undercooked meats, beef or pork. ...Read more

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What do I do about an intestinal parasite?

Eval: Please seek medical attention. Medical evaluation is important and you may require anti-parasitic medication. ...Read more

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I would like help identifying this intestinal parasite?

I would like help identifying this intestinal parasite?

There isn't enough: Information to answer this question. Consider seeing your physician or an infectious disease specialist. You can also provide my more information and obtain a more individualized response by asking one of the infectious disease doctors (there is a nominal fee). ...Read more

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What are the chances of contracting an intestinal parasite in the usa? Specifically washington

What are the chances of contracting an intestinal parasite in the usa? Specifically washington

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

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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.

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

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more