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What are tapeworms and what do they do? Is it more common for humans or animals to have them?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Both

Humans and other animals can have tapeworms.
Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. Serious complications can occur however.

In brief: Both

Humans and other animals can have tapeworms.
Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. Serious complications can occur however.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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