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How would you know if you have a liver fluke?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Fecal test.

A diagnosis is made when a lucky pathologist gets to examine the little critters (or their eggs) in a stool sample.
Symptoms of a liver fluke include having smelly, fatty stools (the flukes disrupt and/or eat bile which digests fats), jaundice, fever. A serious complication is cancer of the bile tract. See your doctor, especially if you've traveled to asia (flukes are endemic there).

In brief: Fecal test.

A diagnosis is made when a lucky pathologist gets to examine the little critters (or their eggs) in a stool sample.
Symptoms of a liver fluke include having smelly, fatty stools (the flukes disrupt and/or eat bile which digests fats), jaundice, fever. A serious complication is cancer of the bile tract. See your doctor, especially if you've traveled to asia (flukes are endemic there).
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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