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Doctor insights on: Parasites That Cause Diarrhea

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What parasites can cause severe diarrhea?

What parasites can cause severe diarrhea?

Ameba and Giardia: Giardia lambia entamoeba histolytica cryptosporidium helminth aka intestinal worm strongyloidis stercolis. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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If the parasite that has been causing my diarrhea has died, will my diarrhea stop?

If the parasite that has been causing my diarrhea has died, will my diarrhea stop?

Yes: Assuming the parasite was the only cause of the diarrhea, the loose frequent stools should resolve with treatment of the parasite. ...Read more

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Urgent loose stools morning only. possible worm parasite?

Urgent loose stools morning only. possible worm parasite?

It's what you eat: Probably diet. Give it a few days to see if it resolves on its own. You can also take some BRAT diet to help things along (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) ...Read more

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Had a bout of food poisoningin florida last tuesday. Still dont feel great. Cramping and loose stools. Do I have a parasite? How can I know?

Had a bout of food poisoningin florida last tuesday. Still dont feel great. Cramping and loose stools. Do I have a parasite? How can I know?

Stool Examination: Stool examination for ova and parasites may indicate the type of parasite, though I doubt that you have it and likely that you have some type of other infectious etiology for your diarrhea. ...Read more

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Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?

Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?

Probably not: Cause of mucus in stool usually secondary to an inflammatory process such as colitis. This could also causes loose stools. Most Ca's are asymptomatic when small. As they get larger they obstruct , bleed and occasionally perforate. Colonoscopy can easily define problem. ...Read more

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What disease or parasite causes diarrhoea for years ?

Intestinal parasites: Diarrhea is usually caused by parasites living in the intestines. These can be unicellular like amoeba or giardia, or can be multicellular like worms. They can also invade other tissues at times and can make the host anemic or cause other chronic problems, so they should be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. Symptomatic persons should seek diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more