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Thyroid Gland Parasitic Infection
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Round worms and hook worms are fairly common in the south
check your communicable disease web site. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Complex: Assuming parasites means protozoa and worms. Malaria is one of the world's greatest causes of anemia, and hookworm and other intestinal worms cause iron loss and ultimately anemia. It's unfortunate that these exist nowadays. Don't accept a diagnosis of "parasites" from a non-evidence-based practitioner. ...Read more
Need to find the best type of doctor to diagnose the intestinal problems and parasitic infection I believe I am having. Can anyone point me right way?
Yes: Intestinal parasites are easily acquired at times from under cooked, unwashed, and contaminated foods. Signs and symptoms are constant diarrhea, increased bowel rumbling sounds, bloody stools, intestinal cramps, and foul gas. Usually bowl movements immediately after eating and being awaken to have a movement are some tell tale signs. ...Read more
Many: There are number of parasites that have been found in eyes. Fortunately, this is a rare occurence in the U.S. A few of the more common ones are toxocara canis, the dog roundworm, histoplasma, a fungus endemic in the ohio river valley and toxocara, a protozoan, passed to fetuses from mothers who handle cats during pregnancy. ...Read more
How can I get rid of parasitic infection. Done 100+ hours of research and been eating garlic to kill them. I believe I have roundworm and flukes?
DR visit: Go to your DR, bring along a stool specimen. This will be tested, you will get the correct DX and treatment. ...Read more
When they say parasitic infection or parasite infection. Do they usually mean microorganism parasites or worms? And do they have they same symptoms?
Parasites: Parasites are organisms that grow & feed on a host. They can be either. ...Read more
Splenic cyst, 16-17cm, no other symptoms, extensive bloodwork, no parasitic infection, no malignancy, can't conclude if hydatid or of what kind.?
Leave it alone: Benign cysts like this are uncommon, mysterious, and a non-problem. They're probably little developmental things, like dimples only involving the spleen, and that grow over time. If you're confident that you don't have echinococcus (travel history is key), forget about it. ...Read more
If CBC blood test comes normal, can I say that I have no parasitic infection? Assuming this test as the first step before specific parasite diagnosis.
How long after parasitic infection (say trichinosis), does eosinophilia occur in a WBC differential?
Unpredictable: Eosinophilia may or may not develop. It only helps to make a diagnosis when it is present. But it is not always there when you have parasitic infections. ...Read more
Have been diagnosed with suspected parasitic infection. When I take 100mg bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) a day it's under control, flares up otherwise. Request advice on med?
Parasite infection: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic which means its chief effect is on bacteria, not parasites. That said, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does work for cyclospora and isospora- parasites that cause diarrhea. It doesn't make sense that your symptoms return after a treatment course- unless you are getting re-exposed somehow in your environment or something "unrelated" to these purported parasites is occurring. Best to go see an MD. ...Read more
None: No single blood test will give the diagnosis of all parasitic infections. Anyone who tells you otherwise is practicing fringe medicine. Be careful on your trip, get your required immunizations and take malaria prophylaxis as recommended, and when you return should you develop any illness let your physician know your travel history. Have a good trip. ...Read more
I have a parasitic infection (unspecified at the moment). Is it safe to have a medial branch block?
Facet Joint injections are useful for controlling referred pain from your spine.
Most parasitic infections do not affect your spine!
Trichinella affects your muscle
Neurocysticercosis the brain!
Toxolasmosis can affect muscle and brain!
Depends on the parasite and its body location!
Most parasites are in the GI tract! ...Read more
Suffering from undiagnosed parasitic infection. Ivermectin reduces symptoms for a few days. Looking for a cure.
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. Some white pieces too. Is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection, something I ate?
All of the options: ...you mentioned are of course possible. Without more information, we can't tell from here. Simple stool analysis by your doctor should address your concern & facilitiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Can small multiple liver cysts[subcentimeter] seen on CT, be caused by a parasitic infection? [ health not good], and I m worried about such infection
A form of hydatid cyst may present with multiple small cysts in the liver. However, unless you have been tending to sheep and were exposed to dog feces, it is highly unlikely that you have this parasitic infection. You should talk to the doctor who ordered the test and with her/his help consult the radiologist who read the CT.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I had a parasitic infection in april now the infection is cleared but still having some unusual symptoms like excessive gas, bloating &freq urination.
Sometimes happens: It is not unusual for residual symptoms to persist for a while. This may be particularly true for more severe infections. If you have made certain that the initial infection has been cleared, then it is not unusual and you can monitor it for a time. But see a doctor if the symptoms change or become more severe. ...Read more
Stool always has white things in it that look like seeds &black specks that look like pepper. Extreme anal&outer vaginal itching. Parasitic infection?
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Glands grow: If not all of the thyroid was removed, the remnant will likely grow back, especially if the TSH was slightly high or normal (tsh is a stimulus to growth). Surgery usually does not remove every last cell of the thyroid, even if it is called a "total thyroidectomy". See your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can mean many things: A lumpy thyroid gland may have a nodule or nodules that can either be benign or cancer. Frequently when you have multiple lumps in the thyroid it is due to what is known as a multinodular goiter, which is benign, that is not cancer. However, the usual approach is to get an ultrasound of the thyroid and evaluate the nodule or nodules. A biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body. It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more