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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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.
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
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