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Doctor insights on: Tapeworm Proglottid

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Are tapeworms dangerous in children?

Are tapeworms dangerous in children?

If neglected: Tape tapeworm infestation occurs due to contaminated food ( uncooked ) and water supply frequently seen in developing countries.Yes if untreated , looses most of the nourishment s to the worms, child will be malnourished , and will affect the child. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way you can catch tapeworms?

What is the easiest way you can catch tapeworms?

Raw meat...: Eating raw or undercooked meat from an animal infected with the tapeworm is usually how it is contracted. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a human gets tapeworms?

Could you tell me what happens if a human gets tapeworms?

Asymptomatic or sx: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. In rare cases tapeworms have blocked intestines & damaged the eyes, heart, brain & liver. ...Read more

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How to know if I have tapeworm from steak?

How to know if I have tapeworm from steak?

Taenai Saginata : (Beef tapeworm). GI tapeworm infection sx's may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools, abdominal pain. & passing tapeworm segments through rectum (feces). Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis & Testing blood for antibodies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a tapeworm?

What are the symptoms of having a tapeworm?

Tapeworm sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no symptoms other than seeing worms or worm parts squiggling about when they have a bowel movement. Possible symptoms/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or the opposite (hunger), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins and minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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Could you name all the foods that kill tapeworms.?

Yes: There aren't any. This stuff is made up by certain unscrupulous 'natural healing' people. It's entertainment and makes money. Tapeworms are extremely tough. If you actually have one, you'll need medication. If you've been told you have one by an 'independent medical thinker', get with a real physician for confirmation. ...Read more

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What is a tapeworm in humans and how is it treated?

There are three that: Occur classically in humans. The beef tapeworm, the pork tapeworm and the fish tapeworm. All of these are acquired by eating the undercooked meat of the animal with the larval form encysted in the food. They can be treated with an oral medicine called Praziquantel ...Read more

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Parasites? Tapeworms? Help!

Parasites? Tapeworms? Help!

See your doctor: For most parasitic and worm infestations, there are medications that can kill the parasite/worm. You shouldn't wait because the infection can cause serious problems if the parasite/worm itself doesn't. ...Read more

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How to get rid of tapeworms?

How to get rid of tapeworms?

Tapeworm treatment: Cestoid flatworms (e.g. Tapeworms) are best treated with Praziquantel -- a single weight-based dose is highly effective. ...Read more

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Do I have a tapeworm if I keep losing weight?

Do I have a tapeworm if I keep losing weight?

Maybe: Weight loss can be due to many factors including malabsorption, thyroid disease, cancer, anorexia, etc. Tapeworms are one cause that needs to be ruled out but you should consult a physician if you are steadily losing weight without trying. ...Read more

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What would doctors do to take care of a tapeworm?

What would doctors do to take care of a tapeworm?

Med eval: Please see your physician if you believe you could have a tapeworm so that you can be acurately diagnosed. If you do have tapeworm or another parasite, you doctor can prescribe antiparasitice medication. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of tapeworm?

What are the most common side effects of tapeworm?

Possible sxs: Many people who have tapeworms have no symptoms other than seeing worms squiggling about when they have a bowel movement.. Possible symptoms/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or the opposite (hunger), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins and minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of tapeworm--> taenia solium ?

What would be the symptoms of tapeworm--> taenia solium ?

Many: Your history is very important, specially any travels. Most common symptoms are abdominal pain or discomfort, irregular bowels, some weight loss, may be nausea. Best is to have a stool analysis for ova and parasites, treatment is not difficult. ...Read more

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What to do if i ate a tapeworm what do my blood results mean?

What to do if i ate a tapeworm what do my blood results mean?

Not sure I : understand your question but your doctor may have tested your blood for tapeworm antibodies. ...Read more

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Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: People with lowered immunity for any reason, including hiv, are at increased risk for parasitic infestations and complications. ...Read more

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What comes out of a tapeworm segment/egg when they are squeezed?

Larvae: It contains the larvae that as they mature develop eggs to produce more tapeworms. ...Read more