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What are the chances of an average american person getting an internal parasite such as a tapeworm?

What are the chances of an average american person getting an internal parasite such as a tapeworm?

Rare but happens: With our mandated inspection of meat production facilities, the U.S. Has nearly eliminated tapeworms and other intestinal parasites. You can still get them, particularly from eating wild game and fish. It's always a good idea to thoroughly cook any wild meat and fish. Thanks to david miller for his answer. ...Read more

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Help, what type of parasite is a tapeworm?

Help, what type of parasite is a tapeworm?

Taenia: Tapeworms that effect humans fall into 3 types: Taenai Saginata (Beef tapeworm), Taenia Asiatic (Asian tapeworm) & Taenia solium (Pork tapeworm). Tapeworms can cause intestinal or invasive infections. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of parasite is a tapeworm?

Taenai: Tapeworms that effect humans fall into 3 types: Taenai Saginata (Beef tapeworm), Taenia Asiatic (Asian tapeworm) & Taenia solium (Pork tapeworm). ...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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Would tapeworm or other parasites show up on a colonoscopy?

Would tapeworm or other parasites show up on a colonoscopy?

Possibly: Some parasite prefer the small intestine which is niot seen on colonoscopy. Others are found in the large intestine. A bowel movement culture for ova and parasite would be helpful. Any travel outside the us recently? ...Read more

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How common is malnutrition with a tapeworm parasites?

How common is malnutrition with a tapeworm parasites?

Tapeworms: Malnutrition is common with tapeworm parasites, as the tapeworm lives and grows by siphoning off nutrients from the human host. Also tapeworms can cause symptoms that cause the human host intestinal problems that decrease food consumption. ...Read more

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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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I pulled what i thought was about a 10 ft. Tapeworm out of my anus. The lab ran tests and said that i didn't have parasites. What could it be?

I pulled what i thought was about a 10 ft. Tapeworm out of my anus. The lab ran tests and said that i didn't have parasites. What could it be?

Repeat the studies.: Did you give the lab the 'worm', or did you just do stool studies for eggs? The latter can be negative and should be done on earolyn am sample on rising. You might also apply scotch tape to your anus before getting up as well as supplying an early am stool specimen.. Check with your pcp regarding other symptoms of parasites and a CBC looking for eosinophilia. ...Read more

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I have a severe parasite infestation along with the pork tapeworm. meds arent helping. they are in my brain now. not a joke. back of my neck. help plz?

I have a severe parasite infestation along with the pork tapeworm. meds arent helping. they are in my brain now. not a joke. back of my neck. help plz?

Tapeworm : You need to be seen by an infectious disease physician, neurosurgeon. The treatment of complex and may require therapy that includes antiparastic meds along with anti-inf agents and in some cases neurosurgical therapy. You have an uncommon disease and should be seen in a large teaching hospital. ...Read more

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I know that taenia solium is the tapeworm of pork but I want to know If taenia solium is a bacterium, virus, fungus, protozoan or a parasite? And why?

Zoonotic parasite: Taenia solium is the pork tapeworm belonging to cyclophyllid cestodes in the family Taeniidae. It is an intestinal zoonotic parasite found throughout the world, and is most prevalent in countries where pork is eaten. The adult worm is found in humans and has a flat, ribbon-like body, which is white in color and measures 2 to 3 m in length. Its distinct head, the scolex, contains suckers and a rostellum as organs of attachment. The main body, the strobila, consists of a chain of segments known as proglottids. Each proglottid is a complete reproductive unit; hence, the tapeworm is a hermaphrodite. It completes its life cycle in humans as the definitive host and pigs as intermediate host. It is transmitted to pigs through human faeces or contaminated fodder, and to humans through uncooked or undercooked pork. Pigs ingest embryonated eggs, morula, which develop into larvae, the oncospheres, and ultimately into infective larvae, cysticerci. A cyticercus grows into an adult worm in human small intestines. Infection is generally harmless and asymptomatic. However, accidental infection in humans by the larval stage causes cysticercosis. The most severe form is neurocysticercosis, which affects the brain and is a major cause of epilepsy.

Human infection is diagnosed by the parasite eggs in the faeces. ...Read more

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I have a terrible parasite and tapeworm infections pork related.. It has gone through my throat and nasal passages and the back of my neck to my brain. It is hurting me and I need help badly before it is too late. This is not a joke. My doc doesn't know w

I have a terrible parasite and tapeworm infections pork related.. It has gone through my throat and nasal passages and the back of my neck to my brain. It is hurting me and I need help badly before it is too late. This is not a joke. My doc doesn't know w

Vivid imagination: but is true , infection to brain is by a different path , ingestion pork tape warm eggs enter the bloodstream and larvae hatch in brain ( and other organs including eye ) , cysticercosis . First speak to your doctor have CT of brain done , if negative then is your imagination . But if positive you are right need brain surgery for cure then You don't need psychiatrist ...Read more

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Hi, I am so worried about having parasites like tape worms in me! I don't know what to do. I heard that most docotros misdiagnose it ? How do I know?

Hi, I am so worried about having parasites like tape worms in me! I don't know what to do. I heard that most docotros misdiagnose it ? How do I know?

Parasites: Your best bet would be to get evaluation by you doctor. A thorough history about any possible exposures or travel and examination and testing would find out if a person had been infected. Family doctors, gastroenterologist and infectious disease specialists would be a good place to start. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, upset stomach and change in the bowels. May see worms in the stool. ...Read more

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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

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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked beef?

What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked beef?

Bacteria: You are not likely to get any parasites from eating us grown beef. You may acquire bacterial infections, e.g., toxigenic e. Coli, salmonella etc. ...Read more

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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked bison?

Not likely: If farm raised and not just captured from yellowstone, then the risk of parasites would be no higher than the risk for under cooked beef. ...Read more

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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked turkey?

Bacteria: Turkey grown in us is not likely to transmit parasites, but may carry harmful bacteria, e.g., salmonella. ...Read more

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Hi i really worried about tapeworm inside me i try everything to get rid of it what else i can do?

See doctor: There are medications for getting rid of tapeworms. See your doctor for a prescription. That is the best and safest way to get rid of tapeworms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked fish?

Tape worm: Tape worm and ansikiaisis may be transmitted through undercooked fish. Bacteria are more likely be acquired than parasites. ...Read more

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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked chicken?

Bacteria: Chicken grown in us is not likely to transmit parasites, but may carry harmful bacteria, e.g., salmonella. ...Read more

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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked shellfish?

Various: Depending on your location, they can transmit a variety of parasites. In the mid-west we are seeing a lot of paragonimus infestations in the lungs. ...Read more

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I have a pic of a worm on my face I need to get identified. Its a parasite I've been carrying for a year?

I have a pic of a worm on my face I need to get identified.  Its a parasite I've been carrying for a year?

In-person eval: Parasitic worms should be evaluated with in-person evaluation not by submitting a photo. By the way, we can not see your photo as your question was posted on the section of healthtap that is designed for medical education (not treatment). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get tapeworm directly from an animal?

Can you tell me if i could get tapeworm directly from an animal?

Tapeworms: Some infections that can be transmitted from dogs to humans include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms & whipworms. In some cases an intermediate host is needed (i.e. flea or ingested small prey). ...Read more

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I recently heard that 95% of Americans have parasites living in our bodies...then I saw a cleanse? Is this something that should be done?

No need!: This depends on meaning of "parasites". In North America, few people have parasitic disease (but common in many developing countries). However, 100% of humans have "parasites" in the form of billions of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms in our intestines, genital tract, skin, and all body cavities. Most are necessary for good health. Healthy people should not "cleanse" the colon! ...Read more

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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked duck?

Salmonella: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/duck_&_goose_from_farm_to_table/index.aspas on any perishable meat, fish or poultry, bacteria can be found on raw or undercooked duck or goose. Bacteria multiply rapidly in the "danger zone, " at temperatures between 40° and 140 °f (out of refrigeration and before thorough cooking occurs). Freezing may limit growth but does not kill bacteria. ...Read more

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Where can I get help for parasites! No one listens. They are killing us!

I don't know what: parasites you're referring to or whom you have asked for help, but, your local public health department is the place to start. Dr. Anne. ...Read more