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 Intestinal worms in humans and their symptoms

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By onyibel1 • 10 days ago • 702 views • 272 comments

Intestinal worms, or parasitic worms, are simple organisms that feed off the human body. Many people recognize the more common varieties, such as tapeworms and hookworms, but may be less aware of the others.

Intestinal worms can cause many symptoms in the body, some of which are similar to the symptoms of other gut disorders. A quick and thorough diagnosis is crucial in each case to avoid complications.

Doctors may use antiparasitic medications or other treatments to help get rid of the worms. Although intestinal worms may seem scary, most people respond well to treatment.

In this article, we take a look at the different types of intestinal worm and the symptoms that they can cause. We also examine how people can get intestinal worms and what the treatment involves.


Symptoms

Each species of intestinal worm may cause different symptoms, and the symptoms may also vary from person to person.

However, some common signs and symptoms of intestinal worms include:

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In some cases, the person may start passing segments of the intestinal worm in their stool.

In rarer cases, the intestinal worm may lead to severe blockages in the intestine, making it difficult for the person to have a bowel movement.


 

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