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Parasitic Infection

Organisms that survive with the help of other organisms are called parasites. Infections caused by parasites that invade, reproduce, and make us sick are called parasitic infections. The common parasitic infections include malaria, dengue, toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and amoebiasis.

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Will MRCP and renal ultrasound reveal a parasite infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a parasite infection from either my trip abroad or from eating raw Alaskan salmon shortly before my symptoms started. I had been doing testing for soil-transmitted Helminths, but today I had taken MRCP imaging to focus on a possible Trematode infection from eating raw fish. I had an...  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MRI (magnetic resonance and imaging) scans show a normal gall bladder and biliary tree (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). No evidence of biliary tree obstruction is seen. The liver looks normal in appearance. No hydronephrosis is seen presently...  Read Full »

I saw pinworms in my stool despite taking medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently observed pinworms in my stool. I consulted a physician and got medication prescribed for the same. But after finishing the course of medications, i saw live pinworms in my stool again in less than 24 hours. Please suggest me a treatment to get rid of the worms completely.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned that you have completed one course of medications for pinworms, but you are still observing pinworms in your feces, there is a possibility that you have a re-infection or the medication could not completely eliminate the infection. Taking precauti...  Read Full »

I am 51 years old, and I suspect having parasitic worms. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 51 years old with 5.9 feet in height and 170 lbs weight. I believe I have all kinds of parasitic worms. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Better assessment can be done if you describe your complaints or symptoms, supporting your belief that there are worms of all kinds. As the images are not clear and recognizable, I suggest you provide hospital or diagnostic center labeled image...  Read Full »

I have pain and white strings in my stool. What is it?

Query: Hi, I am a 34 year old female. I noticed what looks like white strings in my stool. I am also having symptoms like abdominal cramps and pain, severe fatigue, memory issues, dizziness, and sometimes constipation. I am hoping it is not parasites. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Symptoms which you have mentioned are related to two diseases, parasites or IBS. To confirm if it is parasites, stool routine examination has to be done.  This might be due to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) also. This condition presents with alternate constipation wit...  Read Full »

Which medicines are used to treat parasitic infection?

Query: Hi Doctor, Which anthelmintic medicine would you recommend for a treatment for a possible parasitic infection (worm)? Is it Albendazole? If yes, for how many days? I do have some itchiness around my anus area and cannot get a doctor appointment here.  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. It is important to find out which type of worm infection you are suffering from. There are hundreds of worms which enter the body and the treatment varies depending on the type of the worm. So, ideally you should get a stool routine/microscopy done. It is a simple te...  Read Full »

I feel sick due to parasites for the past six months. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been sick with parasites for the past six months, and I would like to know if you are able to prescribe medication to get rid of them or to tell me what to tell my family doctor to prescribe me as I am having a hard time getting an appointment. I have been taking wormwood and blac...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is positive for Entamoeba histolytica and negative for other parasites. Let me know if it is mentioned positively for other parasites as well. Now, you are infected with two parasites, one is Entamoeba histolytica and the other is worms. Here, we cannot directly p...  Read Full »

Is there any specific test to detect the presence of liver fluke eggs?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently came to know the risk of eating raw, undercooked river fish, the possibility of liver fluke parasite, which can cause chronic inflammation of the bile duct, and a major risk for bile duct cancer after 30 years (the lifecycle of the liver fluke). I ate a couple of undercook...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the whole query. Liver flukes pass their eggs in the stool, so stool for ova and parasites is the best test to detect infection. To detect the worms egg belongs, a microscopy examination of eggs has to be done. Otherwise, no specific blood test is avail...  Read Full »

Is it safe to repeat Albendazole a month after deworming treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 years old, and she was given a single Zentel liquid before two months and an antibiotic course of Taxim O for five days after having a vomit, stomach ache and worm-like symptoms. She was back to normal. Then again after 15 days, it got recurred. Last month, after a proper...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dose of Albendazole must be 10 ml as a single dose at night and not as 5 ml for the child weighing more than 10 kilograms. Clean your house thoroughly, and after that, all the members in the family are advised to take one dose of Albendazole as per weight at night o...  Read Full »

I have pain in my neck and arms despite taking Albendazole. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had oral sex with a gay. I am having sores on my penis. After three weeks all HIV symptoms appeared without fever. Additionally, parasite infection occurred. After 100 days I did a negative antibody test. After that, I had sex with my wife. She told me after two weeks she got a paras...  Read Full »


Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have gone through all tests for the whole body. Nothing is wrong, so I do not think any HIV infection is there. All tests are negative, parasitic infections are very difficult to control. It takes time. Albendazole is the drug of choice that your whole family membe...  Read Full »

Why is a white worm present in the stool and urine?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 years and 3 months old. Nowadays, we are seeing that she is wetting her bed. We checked urine RE. Everything shows normal. But we find that a tiny white worm is dancing in her stool and urine although after a regular checkup she has taken syrup Zentel (2 teaspoons). Pl...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. These worms are due to worm infestation in the intestine and as a result, when they come from the anal region, they probably crawl to the vaginal area, and that is why you are seeing worms in the urine too. You need to give Bandy plus sy...  Read Full »

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