Top
20
Doctor insights on: Tapeworm Proglottids

Share
1

1
How to know I have tapeworms?

How to know I have tapeworms?

Need medical eval.: Tapeworm symptoms: GI tapeworm infection symptoms may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools and abdominal pain. Invasive tapeworm infection symptoms: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs). ...Read more

2

2
What are symptoms of tapeworms?

What are symptoms of tapeworms?

Few symptoms: Most people with tapeworms have no symptoms until they see part of the worm in their stool. Rarely, the fish tapeworm can cause vitamin B12 deficiency leading to anemia. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What occurs if a human ingested tapeworms?

What occurs if a human ingested tapeworms?

Infected: Can become infected.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

4

4
Do tapeworms carry illness?

Do tapeworms carry illness?

No known illnesses: Tapeworms themselves are the cause of tapeworm illnesses. As to whether or not tapeworms carry other illnesses, such as disease-causing viruses or bacteria, when tapeworms are transmitted, that is not known. Tapeworm larvae and eggs are living things, so they carry other germs, but diseases from such germs have not been seen. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Is there a cure for tapeworms?

Yes: There is a prescription drug which is very effective. It requires a doctor to prescribe. ...Read more

6

6
How can somebody get a tapeworm?

How can somebody get a tapeworm?

Undercooked meat: Tapeworm (cestode) infection usually occurs when a person eats undercooked meat. Rarely, they can be ingested by eating contaminated food or water. To diagnose a tapeworm a special test can be ordered to look at your stool. Many people who have tapeworms do not have symptoms. Not all tapeworms need to be treated. Your doctor can review your specific recommnedatons with you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What are the symtons of tapeworm?

What are the symtons of tapeworm?

Tapeworm: These are the symptoms related to tape worm: nausea, weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hunger or loss of appetite, fatigue, weight loss, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
How does a person get a tapeworm?

How does a person get a tapeworm?

Tape worm: Humans can catch some types of worms by touching contaminated feces ; then putting their hands near their mouth. They may swallow food or water containing feces. They could also become infected by eating raw contaminated pork, beef or fish. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Who is more likely to catch tapeworm?

Tapeworm: People who live in an endemic who eat raw beef or raw pork. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Where am I most likely to catch tapeworm?

Where am I most likely to catch tapeworm?

3rd world countries: This has largely been eradicated in 1st world countries, though some us dieters have risked intentional infection for the purpose of weight-loss. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

How would I know if my child has a tapeworm?

Stool test: A lab can examine a stool sample & find segments of tapeworm that generally shed in the stool. Your physician can set that up for you & will likely have them look for other parasites at the same time. ...Read more

17

17
Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

Yes: Tapeworms can interfere with absorption of calories, fluids, and vitamins. If you are not absorbing enough fluids, you will get dehydrated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
How will i know what does a tapeworm do to you?

How will i know what does a tapeworm do to you?

Tapeworm sxs: 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. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

19

19
Can you tell me how to know if I have a tapeworm?

Medical assessment: Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis, Testing blood for antibodies & radiologic imaging of cysts. There may be no symptoms w Tapeworm. GI tapeworm infection sxs may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools & abdominal pain. Invasive tapeworm infection symptoms: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs) ...Read more

20

20
What can be initial symptoms of having a tapeworm?

What can be initial symptoms of having a 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