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How would you know if you have a liver fluke?

How would you know if you have a liver fluke?

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). ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Liver (Definition)

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


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What causes humans to get liver fluke disease?

What causes humans to get liver fluke disease?

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. ...Read more

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What are a tapeworm and a liver fluke?

What are a tapeworm and a liver fluke?

Fluke / Tapeworm: Liver Flukes are trematodes that can infect the liver, bile ducts & gallbladder of mammals. Tape worm can infect intestines or can be invasive & effect other parts of body. Both are parasites. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a tapeworm and a liver fluke?

Is there a difference between a tapeworm and a liver fluke?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chinese liver fluke infection?

What are the symptoms of chinese liver fluke infection?

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. ...Read more

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I've Shortness of breath hardly and i taken picture of my liver& my head.my doctor said its just allergy.i concern about it i think its bigger problem?

I've Shortness of breath hardly and i taken picture of my liver& my head.my doctor said its just allergy.i concern about it i think its bigger problem?

Consultation : It sounds like you have a complex set of issues & have already had some evaluation. For personal attention to a medical concern, consider a second opinion consult with a doctor on HealthTap. The "inbox consult" allows you to message back and forth like email, and is good when a lot of information needs to be exchanged (like prior test reports, etc.) Heart or lung issues can cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have pink frothy sputum every night,I'm not coughing blood but it's in my spit I took pictures,my liver enzymes go up and down,had a CT .

I have pink frothy sputum every night,I'm not coughing blood but it's in my spit I took pictures,my liver enzymes go up and down,had a CT .

See below: I understand you have blood in your saliva, pink frothy sputum, abnormal liver enzymes, a CT of some part of your body and you took pictures of ?something?. If your looking for advice on what your problem could be it's not possible to tie together the bits of information in your question to give an answer. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Why are there red areas on an abdomen ultrasound picture?

Why are there red areas on an abdomen ultrasound picture?

Doppler: When the tech turns on the doppler then movement towards the probe will usually show up as red and away will look blue. These can be reversed. ...Read more

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What type of environments have liver flukes?

What type of environments have liver flukes?

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 [2]. ...Read more

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How do liver flukes harm their human host?

How do liver flukes harm their human host?

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. ...Read more

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Are there methods to control the spread of liver flukes in humans?

Are there methods to control the spread of liver flukes in humans?

Sanitation: Flukes come from contaminated water and food. Avoid wading in dirty waters, cook food thoroughly, drink filtered water. ...Read more

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I have been having strange stools. From searching images i think it could worms or flukes. I have pictures & am concerned & looking for guidance. ?

I have been having strange stools. From searching images i think it could worms or flukes.  I have pictures & am concerned & looking for guidance. ?

You should: 1. show your pictures to your PCP (Primary Care Provider) 2. Send a sample to a clinical laboratoty 3. STOP WATCHING YOUR BOWEL MOVEMENTS! (that ITSELF can be a "disorder" In the absence of other signs (Bleeding, Abdominal pain , Diarrhea) I would strongly suggest #3 Hope this HELPS! Dr Z ...Read more

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Hard bits of (something) in stool. If it were liver flukes or worms it wouldn't brake apart would it?

Hard bits of (something) in stool. If it were liver flukes or worms it wouldn't brake apart would it?

Stool: Would suspect issue is constipation if hard stools. See your pcp or GI to have stool tested if concerned of parasites. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Can you tell me this: 1. Is raw milk a carrier for intestinal, lung, or liver flukes that can live in humans?

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 ...Read more

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How to attach a picture to question?

How to attach a picture to question?

Sorry, no pics.: You cannot upload pics on this forum. If you have something which a picture helps sort out, consider a video or text consult on Healthtap Prime, which is very reasonably priced, and you may upload images, lab results, and other health data. ...Read more

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Want to see pictures of sex diseases?

Want to see pictures of sex diseases?

Sex Diseases: Goggle each disease or goggle sex diseases and you should be referred to articles with pictures, you can also type in sexual diseases in wikipedia and you will see pictures and will be referred many articles on each disease. ...Read more