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Doctor insights on: Parasite Worm Identification

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Pretty sure I have worms / parasite. How can I know for sure?

Pretty sure I have worms / parasite. How can I know for sure?

Just few examples..: Intestinal parasitic infections can often be diagnosed by examining the stool for eggs and parasites under a scope. Other parasitic infections i.e. Cutaneous larvae migran as pictured here--no testing needed! trichinosis is an infection with larvae of a roundworm trichinella spiralis from infected-uncooked pork. This needs muscle biopsy. If u have trouble/concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of parasites such as tapeworms and other types of worm parasites in humans?

Some asymptomatic: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, symptoms of malabsorption, itching around the anus and other symptoms may occur, but sometimes you may have none. ...Read more

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Please describe ways to clear body of worms/parasites/toxins?

Which ones?: You'd need to diagnose them first. In general, people who think they have "worms/parasites/toxins" generally don't. ...Read more

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I keep feeling crawling sensations throughout my body. Is this a sign of worms/parasites?

I keep feeling crawling sensations throughout my body. Is this a sign of worms/parasites?

Formication: The sensation of crawling is well defined in the medical literature and it is not the sign of worms or parasites (delusional parasitosis). Please talk to your physician about this condition. ...Read more

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Could I have worms or parasites by kissing someone who has them?

No: Don't kiss the person on their rear end. Otherwise you're fine. Many people are told they have "worms" / "parasites" by "independent medical thinkers" when they actually don't. And if a person is diagnosed with a particular worm or eukaryotic parasite, usually treatment is sijmple. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, I am so worried about having parasites like tape worms in me! I don't know what to do. I heard that most docotros misdiagnose it ? How do I know?

Hi, I am so worried about having parasites like tape worms in me! I don't know what to do. I heard that most docotros misdiagnose it ? How do I know?

Parasites: Your best bet would be to get evaluation by you doctor. A thorough history about any possible exposures or travel and examination and testing would find out if a person had been infected. Family doctors, gastroenterologist and infectious disease specialists would be a good place to start. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, upset stomach and change in the bowels. May see worms in the stool. ...Read more

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Can worms or parasites cause anemia?

Can worms or parasites cause anemia?

Yes: Many parasites can cause blood loss due to decreased absorption of nutrients including iron, leading to anemia. Some include hookworm, whipworm, and schistosoma. Here is a good link to check out. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/22/4/498.abstract. ...Read more