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How do you know of you have a tape worm?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Stool studies

Stool specimens collected to check for parasites.

In brief: Stool studies

Stool specimens collected to check for parasites.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tapeworm

There may be no symptoms wi Tapeworm. GI tapeworm infection sx's may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools, abdominal pain.
& passing tapeworm segments through rectum (feces). Invasive tapeworm infection sx's: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs). Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis, Testing

In brief: Tapeworm

There may be no symptoms wi Tapeworm. GI tapeworm infection sx's may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools, abdominal pain.
& passing tapeworm segments through rectum (feces). Invasive tapeworm infection sx's: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs). Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis, Testing
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
includes Stool sample analysis, Testing blood for antibodies & radiologic imaging of cysts.
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