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Will having worms make the belly stick out like the kids in other countries?

Will having worms make the belly stick out like the kids in other countries?

Not necessarily: Bloating or abdominal distension could be caused by parasites or many other things. Likewise, not having distension does not necessarily rule out a parasitic infection. It is important to consider other symptoms before choosing what tests and treatments are appropriate. Pictures you see of bloated children are more likely related to kwashiorkor/malnutrition. ...Read more

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My child is 1.5 years old and he is not eating anything solid and drinking only milk. Mother thinks it is due to worms in his stomach. Is it possible?

Unlikely: He seems to be getting most of his calories from milk so he is not hungry. He may also have some sensory issues that cause him to have difficulty learning to eat solids. Consultation with a speech pathologist experienced with children can be of great value. Intestinal parasites usually cause significant diarrhea along with weight loss. ...Read more

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Can worms make the belly to protrude?

Can worms make the belly to protrude?

Yes: Yes! when i worked in parts of kenya and the sudan there were some children that had such severe roundworm infestations that it actually made their bellys protrude. It is pretty uncommon though, and i've never seen that in the U.S. More likely causes would be hernia in the U.S. Or wt gain. Your physician can rule out a worm if that is the cause. ...Read more

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My anus is itching mostly at night and sometimes I feel like something is moving in my belly and it's itching too... Is it worm? What kind if yes?

My anus is itching mostly at night and sometimes I feel like something is moving in my belly and it's itching too... Is it worm? What kind if yes?

Itching anus: Pinworms cause anal itching. Take a piece of scotch tape, place if by the anal area press& lift you should get some worms, Place in a plastic bag &bring to the doctor or look at it under the microscope Treat w/ Albendazole, mebendazole 1 dose then another 2 wks later. Hemorrhoids can cause itching as well, treat with anusol x 2 wks & sitz bath fiber,fluids. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Uv got a pain in my belly it kinda feels like uv been punched could I have worms?

Uv got a pain in my belly it kinda feels like uv been punched could I have worms?

??: Not sure why you would be thinking that you have worms with the symptoms you mentioned. Talk to your doctor about other causes of a abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I get pain lower right side abdomen mainly(sometimes other) go to toilet more and like worms when flares. Told its ibs. How sure its not crohns?

I get pain lower right side abdomen mainly(sometimes other) go to toilet more and like worms when flares. Told its ibs. How sure its not crohns?

Abdominal symptoms: Crohn's presentation is frequent diarrhea especially at night, with our without blood, weight loss, abdominal pain, mainly in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, but can be anywhere, fatigue. Blood work is reveals inflammatory changes, anemia, etc. Your presentation didn't list any of that other than pain. ...Read more

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Pressed under my belly button & it was hard all the way between my ribs. Press on it & a little after i felt like a worm moving across . Period 23?

Can u say more?: Are you having any pain? Is this hard cord still able to be felt? Is there still a worm like movement. You would need to be examined ion person to see what it is you are feeling. ...Read more

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What do stomach worms look like and do they float after they come out during a BM?

What do stomach worms look like and do they float after they come out during a BM?

They can: If you are seeing worms in your stool you need to see your doctor. The most common worms seen in the stool in the US are pinworms or hookworms. Pinworms cause intense anal itching, hookworms usually have fewer symptoms. Both are easily treated with medication. ...Read more

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