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Link To Parasites And Sickness After Blood Is Drawn
Beware: Your question makes me concerned that you're a victim of a scam ("Live Cell Analysis"), in which victims are shown their blood in a weird microscope and told it is loaded with parasites. It's vicious. Real blood parasites (Wucheria, malaria, babesia, others) aren't transmitted by sex. ...Read more
Blood parasites: Blood borne parasitic infections have been known to be transmitted through blood transfusions. These include Malaria, Chagas Disease and African Trypanosomiasis, Babesiosis, Toxoplasmosis, Leishmaniasis. %ages very low given the # of blood transfusions. In theory, it might be possible to transmit sexuallly if there were blood exchanged with actively infected partner, but prob. Very unlikely. ...Read more
What are the internal (parasite) and external (host) signals that guide it to their destination in the body? Ex. Malaria to the liver then to the blood
Great question!: ...and a hard one to answer in the 400 characters allowed since each parasite is unique. You may find the following link helpful: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/ in answering your homework assignment. ...Read more
Have insect bites with initial round irritated sites and one 10cm long trailing red line emanating from each. Would this be a parasite or blood infec?
Long trail s/p bite: May be severe reaction or superimposed infection for which may need antibiotics. Would follow up with doc and discuss carrying benadryl or epipen on you at all times in case of another bite due to severity of reaction (though it is only trail (line?) and not the whole area being swollen. ...Read more
My blood shows I have no malaria parasite but there are virus unknown. What could that be. I'm scared it could be hiv?
Unknown virus: Have you had unprotected sex? Have you had sex with multiple partners? Do you use IV drugs? Do you share needles? Do you have any risky behaviors that could lead to HIV infection? If so, get tested (there are clinics that test & maintain your anonymity). If positive, there are many treatments that prolong life & help prevent opportunistic infxns. If negative, good. See comment:. ...Read more
Having bad intestinal parasites bout. Worse than ever. Is it normal for my blood to be a thick dark 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
Eat 1800-2000 calories/day no exercise, stay 125 lbs. Constantly hungry. Get achy/weak episodes often, but blood ok. Could I have a parasite?
Would parasites or worms be obvious in 2 year olds stool? Sometimes I find thread like pieces. Is it food? Would they move? Blood? Any other symptoms?
Usually not obvious:
Pinworms are fairly common in this age group. They are small white worms that come out of the anus at night..
If you suspect piworms wait until dark when the child is asleep. Then take a flashlight and check your child's anal area. If you see small thread like wiggleing white things, call your doctor. This not a emergency but as a parent it is upsetting. ...Read more
What causes stool to be loose forming and yellow or light brown? No more brown color. No parasites, no hidden blood, other labs normal.
It could: Be the process of recurrent diarrhea, color changes can ensue for a couple of reasons, diet, etc. But I wouldn't be concerned unless there is blood. If alternating constipation/ diahrea could have irritible bowel syndrome; fairly easy to treat with meds for anxiety if so, if not try immodium and get some probiotics. Good luck. ...Read more
Eos in the 2300-3500 range for at least 6 months + most recent blood smear shows "few smudge cells". Have ruled out parasites. IgE normal. Cancer?
Follow closely: Be aware of Churg-Strauss, especially if you have developed adult asthma. Consider testing for anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. Read up also on Loeffler's and the various eosinophilic leukemias. Genetic studies might be appropriate. A few smudges mean nothing -- just pushing the smear roughly can create them. Often folks like you just get followed and never get sick. ...Read more
Last three years I have tested eos 7.8 or higher on blood test. Doctors have said it is just do to stress (but would be parasite if I visited a third world country). Should I be concerned?
Seek help: Your eosinophilia count could possibly speak for a parasite, but you may have an allergic condition. See a gastroenterologist or possibly an allergist to see you have a problem. ...Read more
How does the antimalarial chloroquine work? Does it passively diffuse into red blood cells to thwart the malaria parasite or does it enter the red blood cells by an active transport process?
Chloroquine: Chloroquine concentrates up to several 1000-fold in the food vacuole of the parasite. Possible mechanisms for this selective accumulation of Chloroquine in the food vacuole are: 1) protonation and ion trapping of the Chloroquine due to the low ph of the food vacuole; 2) active uptake of Chloroquine by a parasite transporter (s); and/or 3) binding of Chloroquine to a specific receptor in the food va. ...Read more
I have a worm parasite something creepy. I thought it was a flu it's long mucus blood weird please help I think it is from water?
If you have: Bloody fecal material this should be promptly evaluated. Take care. ...Read more
If CBC blood test comes normal, can I say that I have no parasitic infection? Assuming this test as the first step before specific parasite diagnosis.
Fat intoler/IBS, bloods normal. DR said look 2 alternative therapies. I read about parasite cleanse (Paragone) Is it a good idea & backed by science?
Wrong approach!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, with accompanying nausea, bloating, and/or gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet ; emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, etc. ...Read more
Bladder issues. Urine test and blood test came back negative. Would it be wise to ask my doctor to do a parasite test? From sitting in a public hottub
Urology: You very likely did not get a parasite in that way. A urologist may be helpful. ...Read more
Been passing mucus with/without stool for 2 X wks. Some loose stools. Not inflammation or parasites, blood and stool test normal. What could it be?
I know for sure I have fat in my stool from multiple stool test...also blood test...and parasites are VERY common in the US (references from CDC, MAYO?
There is fat in stools of all people. Blood in stool is abnormal and needs to be investigated. Parasites are not common in the USA, as compared to that prevalent in poor tropical countries.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Blood work is fine, no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18
Calorie record need: If thyroid test, tsh normal and all labs normal, do a diet/calorie record for at least 3 days to know for sure what you are taking in, on average 3000 calories equal 1 pound. How much exersize are you doing? How many bowel movements per day, could have abowel disorder[ibs, crohns, ] or absorbtion disorder or diabetes, check fasting glucose level [but labs normal? ]could be your genetics, bmi normal? ...Read more
4 years old daughter's stool dr report Trace of blood Wbc and rbc >20 No parasites. Mucous +2 Is dis shigellosis?
Blood test result was fine. Stool test is fine no blood no parasite. Why am I still losing weight? 18 years old. Can this be cancer?
If you are loosing weight, we need to know your diet, activity etc. Do you have any fever, joint pain or swelling etc. Also need to know how much wt have you lost in what period of time, what are your symptoms?
You definitely need to be evaluated thoroughly by your physician. ...Read more
Need reassurance. I think I have parasites due to my symptoms, blood tests indicate no infection? Stool test due but doc says she doubts infection?
Need more info: Do you live in the us? If yes, have you travelled outside the us? If you have not been outside the us you do not have intestinal parasites. If you are or have been outside the us a stool examination should reveal any meaningful infestation with intestinal parasites. ...Read more
I think I have a parasite.? Please read I had some itching and slight blood spotting when passing stool last week. The past two days I have noticed rice like eggs in my feces. I extracted a few and washed them off, I then used tweezers to squish one a
Take two specimens to your doctor. One of your feces and the other of the eggs you extracted. It definitely sounds like a parasite, maybe pinworms. It's hard to say. Your doctor will be able to send the specimen to the lab, get a diagnosis, and ultimately appropriate treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have a 6.2 CM liver cyst. I did blood and stool test for ova and parasites, the results are normal and negative. Do I have to remove cyst or not?
Not lilely: Not unless it bleeds or causes obstruction. ...Read more
Why am I still losing weight? Stool test was normal no blood no parasite. Did a random glucose test it was normal? Is this cancer? Am I not eating enough? I have been eating healthy and exercising.
Mild confusion unblanced. Negative ct blood work good anxious and emotionless. Neurologist said everything looked good could it be parasites?
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