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Doctor insights on: Parasites In Children Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of internal parasites?

What are the symptoms of internal parasites?

Depends on parasite: There are many different types of parasites that may live in the intestine. With a light parasite burden, there may be no symptoms. With a heavier burden there may be vague abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, anemia, allergic symptoms, peri-anal itching, biliary and intestinal obstruction etc. ...Read more

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Do you get worse symptom wise if you are not treated for parasites?

Yes, often.: Yes, parasites multiply without treatment and symptoms often progress. What symptoms occur depends on the type of parasite. Get rid of 'em! ...Read more

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Could it happen such that a parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Yes: If you mean abdominal symptoms and diarrhea then the answer is "yes.". ...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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Can some sort of parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Can some sort of parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Giardia lamblia: Giardia lamblia, a single call protozoan (think paramecium) parasite is found in fresh water. It takes up residence in the small intestine causing symptoms mimicking celiac disease. The organism may be detected in a stool specimen. Sometimes endoscopy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment is curative. ...Read more

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How long after ingestion of parasites does it usually take for someone to show symptoms of toxocariasis?

How long after ingestion of parasites does it usually take for someone to show symptoms of toxocariasis?

Difficult to say: The best evidence comes from measuring larvae in the organs (liver, brain, eye) of mice after feeding them toxocara eggs. The liver may be infected as soon as 7 days after ingestion. The brain takes longer & the eyes are the last to be infected. Infection is more likely with frequent ingestion of large amounts of eggs. Many people never get infection after ingestion. Some may become ill years later. ...Read more

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If I suspect parasite contam. From water, and handeling of unwashed greens. Could I be showing symptoms as early as 2 weeks later?

Yes: There are a number of bacterial and parasitic intestinal pathogens that could cause illness within 2 weeks of ingestion. If you have symptoms and are concerned see your md and get stool culture, o&p, giardia and cryptosporidium antigen tests. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having parasites in your intestins/stomach? How can you know? How is this treated?

Easy: Bowel discomfort is the main symptom.

It is standard to check for ova and parasites in the stool with three repeated tests.

Hopefully it will be fine.

There are many parasites. The treatment is tailored to positive results.

Do not worry, hopefully it will be nothing. ...Read more

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Symptom wise how can I know it is ibs and not a parasite? Stiol exams neg, r they accurate?

Symptom wise how can I know it is ibs and not a parasite? Stiol exams neg, r they accurate?

You can't.: From symptoms alone, it would be impossible to differentiate IBS from a parasitic infection. However, if you have had a negative parasite exam performed by a reliable lab, the chances of a parasitic infection are very small. If you persist in having uncontrollable diarrhea, see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for further advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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What infection or disease can be (or have) the same symptoms as intestinal parasites? And what can be mistaken as intestinal parasites?

What infection or disease can be (or have) the same symptoms as intestinal parasites? And what can be mistaken as intestinal parasites?

Parasites: Parasitic infections are fairly rare among all the disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Indigestion, gastritis, stomach/duodenal ulcers, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancer, gluten and lactose intolerance, etc may be responsible for the same symptoms as parasitic diseases. ...Read more

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Can SSRI syndrome seem like symptoms of another disease? I'm afraid I have celiac or worms/parasites but I randomly stop taking my meds a lot.

Your medications: Are not listed but randomly stopping psychiatric medications or other serotonergic drugs can not only cause symptoms but can endanger your health. People who randomly start and stop their medications are like people who play Russian Roulette. Both are dangerous practices. ...Read more

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What symptoms or "signs " can be confused for intestinal parasites? - and anal problems as well that would connect to parasites, but are not parasites

What symptoms or "signs " can be confused for intestinal parasites? - and anal problems as well that would connect to parasites, but are not parasites

Hemorrhoid /colitis: Those + diverticulitis. All can cause rectal symptoms or lower bowl ssx + pain, fever, pain, bleeding, anemia tho there are more. With bowel ssx b cn by a GI guy 4 screening & xam. ...Read more

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I have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I am diagnosed malaria. What malaria parasite causes such symptom?

I have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I am diagnosed malaria. What malaria parasite causes such symptom?

Malaria: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a type of unicellular microorganism) of the genus plasmodium. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death. ...Read more

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I have been experienced low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I was diagnosed malaria. What type of malaria parasite has such symptoms?

I have been experienced low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I was diagnosed malaria. What type of malaria parasite has such symptoms?

Malaria: Hard to know without seeing the blood smear slides. The likelihood is that it is not p. Falciparum, but any of the other species can potentially produce this clinical picture. ...Read more

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Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 days after getting TD in Mexico, felt better for a week, symptoms came back... Possible parasite or something else?

Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 days after getting TD in Mexico, felt better for a week, symptoms came back... Possible parasite or something else?

Yes: I would see your doctor. It could be that the infection was not adequately treated with 3 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin). It could also be a parasite or other infectious agent. Low on the list is c-diff which can be caused by taking antibiotics (usually much longer course than 3 days, however). ...Read more

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What are diseases / parasites you can catch from birds (not eating, but handling live ones) that can manifest in you as psychiatric symptoms like ocd?

None: As far as I know, there are no bird-borne infectious diseases associated with ocd -- but people who have ocd may have contamination fears involving birds (and many other things). http://tinyurl. Com/pewrjwn some streptococcal infections may lead to neuropsychiatric symptoms in kids: pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (pandas for short). ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm worried I don't know whether whether my 2 year old daughter has a tummy bug or some sort of parasite. The symptoms seem so similar.?

A stomach virus...: ...Will pass. The symptoms of an intestinal parasite (which are sometimes quite different from a stomach virus), won't until it's treated, although it may change over time. ...Read more

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Can parasites cause severe constipation? I went to South Africa 4 months ago & while there started to have many symptoms of intestinal parasites.

Can parasites cause severe constipation? I went to South Africa 4 months ago & while there started to have many symptoms of intestinal parasites.

Unusual: Constipation would be an unusual symptom in intestinal parasite infection. Diarrhea is much more common. But the parasites do affect movement/motility of the bowel, so constipation could be part of the cycle. If you haven't done so already, contact your doctor/health department to submit stool samples to check for all intestinal pathogens. That said, the constipation may well be irritable bowel. ...Read more

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What can cause a eos.21 (0-0.06) eos abs count 2.8 (0.0-0.6) MPV8.9 (9.4-12.4) wbc13.5 if no allergy or symptoms and ova/parasite is neg. 9yr old male?

What can cause a eos.21 (0-0.06) eos abs count 2.8 (0.0-0.6) MPV8.9 (9.4-12.4) wbc13.5 if no allergy or symptoms and ova/parasite is neg. 9yr old male?

Allergic Diathesis: Such counts are indicative of an allergic tendency in the body.
Food/ environmental -respiratory allergies can contribute to such elevations in Eos. ...Read more

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I have what seems like sesame seeds in my stool for about a year. I've been tested for parasites and it comes back negative. No symptoms. Not my diet.

I have what seems like sesame seeds in my stool for about a year. I've been tested for parasites and it comes back negative. No symptoms. Not my diet.

Gastroenterologist: These may be pieces of mucus. Consult a gastroenterologist who will perform a rectal examination in the office and also examine a stool specimen then. Any appropriate tests can be ordered after that assessment. ...Read more

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Tiny white specks in stool size of pinhead. What can cause this apart from pinworm? I took mebendezanole previously no symptoms. What other parasite??

Tiny white specks in stool size of pinhead. What can cause this apart from pinworm? I took mebendezanole previously no symptoms. What other parasite??

Not likely parasite: If your symptoms didn't improve with Mebendazole, it is unlikely that ua are lookng at worm related as other worms like round and tape worms as other worms or their body parts look different. Indigestion or malabsorption may cause small fat particles in stools. In folks with poor immune system certain fungal infections of the intestines can cause them to appear in stools. Get your stool tested. ...Read more

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If parasites may cause liver cyst, what are the symptoms? Can one of the symptoms be fatigue? Can parasites cause tumor?

If parasites may cause liver cyst, what are the symptoms? Can one of the symptoms be fatigue? Can parasites cause tumor?

Yes, variable, yes,: And rarely. Dog tape worm may cause liver cysts but is very rare in the usa. Liver cysts in general are asymptomatic or cause vague symptoms. See the site below for more info. Parasites are very rare causes of cancer, schistosoma may cause urinary bladder cancer in egypt.
http://www. Liverfoundation. Org/abouttheliver/info/livercysts/. ...Read more

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Is there a bacteria or parasite that you can get from raw eel sushi that has same symptoms as bronchitis. Coughing for 3 1/2 months, some low fever.

Is there a bacteria or parasite that you can get from raw eel sushi that has same symptoms as bronchitis. Coughing for 3 1/2 months, some low fever.

See below: Human infection by anisakis simplex (herring worm) is caused by eating certain raw or undercooked fish. Ingestion of the worm can result in severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting within hours of ingestion and has been misdiagnosed as appendicitis or other stomach diseases. If the worms don’t get coughed up or vomited, they can burrow into the wall of intestine. Rarely, can cause lung problem. ...Read more

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I think I have a parasite because all my symptoms match. I have fat in my stool and all other test come back normal. PCP won't test for parasite?

I think I have a parasite because all my symptoms match. I have fat in my stool and all other test come back normal. PCP won't test for parasite?

Symptoms...: Other than fat in your stool, what other symptoms are you having? Are you certain what you see is fat?

while parasites may cause abdominal problems, they are less likely in developed countries. If you have traveled overseas or to a high risk area, it may be prudent to have more testing done. Otherwise, there are more likely reasons for your symptoms. ...Read more

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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 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

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Toddler son dipped hands in rainwater and licked them. Has had on and off hiccuping and throwing up for 3 days, no other symptoms. Chance of parasite?

Toddler son dipped hands in rainwater and licked them. Has had on and off hiccuping and throwing up for 3 days, no other symptoms. Chance of parasite?

Very doubtful!: It would be most unusual to contract a parasite from rainwater. Parasites usually happen after international trips in areas where parasites are endemic. Symptoms usually are bloody diarrhea, sometimes anemia. Diagnosis by stool studies and blood tests. Hiccuping not at all related. Vomiting more likely a viral illness -- treat with clear liquids. ...Read more

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I've had migraines and double vision. Numb hands shortness of breath. Recently tested positive for intestinal parasite. Could it cause other symptoms?

I've had migraines and double vision. Numb hands shortness of breath. Recently tested positive for intestinal parasite. Could it cause other symptoms?

Parasites: Can cause lots of GI symptoms but not the symptoms you mention. You need to see your doctor ASAP for help. If he/she is not able to help please move on to a specialist such as a neurologist and/or eye doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a parasite? I'm nauseas and growling stomach especially after eating, shaking, weakness, headache, stool light brown/green. Nuts in stool.

Symptoms of a parasite? I'm nauseas and growling stomach especially after eating, shaking, weakness, headache, stool light brown/green. Nuts in stool.

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose this over the internet. Write down a complete list of your symptoms and the time frame in which they occurred, then go and see a pcp and be examined, tested and perhaps undergo imaging or procedures to get to the root of this. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Was advised by my doc to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) as the parasite has a symbiotic relationship with bacteria. Ivermectin reduces symptoms. Request for a cure.

What parasite?: You have asked questions like this before but have not provided the name of the parasite about which you are concerned. Give more info and perhaps can provide a more specific response. ...Read more

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Itchy anus for 2 months. No GI symptoms. 2 stool tests, negative for parasites. On hydrocortisone. Not going away. What can I do?

Itchy anus for 2 months. No GI symptoms. 2 stool tests, negative for parasites. On hydrocortisone. Not going away. What can I do?

Many diseases: Itching of the anus has many causes: hemorrhoids, excessive cleaning habits, anal warts, anal cancer, dermatitis and allergic reactions, fecal incontinence, food related (from spicy food, soda, chocolate), and many other diseases. If your symptoms persist, you should see a colorectal surgeon to examine the anus and if there is any lesion it may need biopsy or other treatments. ...Read more

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What's the most common treatment for intestinal parasite in the U.S.?

What's the most common treatment for intestinal parasite in the U.S.?

Flagyl: There are others but Flagyl most prescribed. Consider prevention next time you travel to area your at risk ...Read more

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Are all parasites bad?

Usually yes: A parasite by definition gets needed food or support at the expense of the host. This is different from symbiotic relationship where two organisms each benefit (see lichen for an example). ...Read more

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What are signs of a parasite?

What are signs of a parasite?

It depends: Parasites can affect where they infect. They can affect the bowel, liver, or even the brain, and depending on where they infect, cause symptoms based on that. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have parasites?

Parasites: If you mean intestinal parasites, the best thing to do is to see a doctor with a list of all symptoms and then have your stool examined by an expert in this area. ...Read more

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Medication to treat parasites?

Medication to treat parasites?

Anti-parasitics: Depends on what type of parasite it is...Nematode, cestode, amoeba, protozoa, and others. Would generally not treat a parasite infection without knowing what it is, unless type of parasite infection present based on symptoms, geography, epidemiology, risk factors, exposure.... ...Read more