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Are the symptoms of schistosomiasis bad?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Can be

Usually chronic, not acute.
Acute: pain, cough, fever, diarrhea, fatigue., genital sores. Chronic: above, also rarely neurologic problems, including paralysis; also scarring of liver-causes big liver, spleen, varicose veins of esophagus or stomach (can cause life-threatening bleed), lung and kidney problems; can increase risk for bladder cancer, colon polyps. At risk? See your doc, get checked, rx.

In brief: Can be

Usually chronic, not acute.
Acute: pain, cough, fever, diarrhea, fatigue., genital sores. Chronic: above, also rarely neurologic problems, including paralysis; also scarring of liver-causes big liver, spleen, varicose veins of esophagus or stomach (can cause life-threatening bleed), lung and kidney problems; can increase risk for bladder cancer, colon polyps. At risk? See your doc, get checked, rx.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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