Worm Infection

The presence of intestinal or parasitic worms in the digestive tract is called worm infection. Flatworms (flukes and tapeworms) and roundworms (pinworms and hookworms) are the most common parasitic worms. Worm infection can result in symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, nausea, tiredness, and unexplained weight loss.

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How are stomach pain and diarrhea treated?

Query: Hi doctor, For around two weeks, I have had sharp excruciating pain in my stomach and diarrhea. I cannot hold my food down and the frequency of pain is constant. I have diarrhea for every 30 to 60 minutes. I also have sharp pains in my kidney area. My current medication includes Omeprazole 40 mg, B...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in abdomen and diarrhea may be due to gastroenteritis, worm infestation, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Kidney pain may be due to stones or UTI (urinary tract infection). I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen, stool examinatio...  Read Full »

What is the dosage for Nemocid?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three years old. He weights 11.6 kilograms. He is given Nemocid for every six months for disinfection. What is the dose of Nemocid for him now? The previous dose was 2.5 ml. If Nemoacid is not suitable, what is the other medicine advised for him? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Simy Mathew

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can continue to give Nemocid (Pyrantel Pamoate) and follow the dose of 2.5 ml for every six months. If he has any other symptoms like anal itching, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain, you can give Nemoacid 2.5 ml twice a week. You can also give Bandy plus. It is...  Read Full »

How to improve my body weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 26 years old. My weight has been ranging between 54 kg and 55 kg for the last four years. My height is 5'8". I am taking good food, but have lean body. What I should do? Please help me to improve my body weight. I started doing masturbation by the age of 13. I used to ejaculate for at...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I think you might be having some hormonal issue, which is the reason for your lean muscular body. So, we need to check the hormonal imbalance you are having now. For that I recommend the following tests. FBS (fasting blood sugar). PPBS (postprandial blood sugar). TS...  Read Full »

Iron Deficiency Cause a Pain around the Belly Button

Query: Hello doctor,A few days ago one of my female friends had pain around the belly button. She went to a physician and was told that it could be because of a decrease in iron in the blood. Does iron deficiency relate to pain near the stomach? What can be the other causes?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it can be related. One of the causes of a low hemoglobin count is low iron in the body, which may occur either due to inadequate diet or excessive loss from the stools or menstruation. There are multiple causes, and we need to confirm it by hemoglobin level, ser...  Read Full »

Is chronic ileitis a curable one?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from IBS since the last year. I am getting diarrhea whenever I eat outside food. Recently, I have been detected with chronic ileitis with activity after colonoscopy. I am ready to send the reports for kind perusal of gastroenterologist. Is it curable? I am now o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, these ulcers can be healed. But, it will take some time. Colonoscopy shows multiple ulcers in terminal ileum. The cause of these ulcers could be Crohn's disease, tubercular ulcers or chronic non-specific ulcers which heal by their own. But, your report does ...  Read Full »

Why do I have lots of worms in my vomit and stools?

Query: From last few days, i was taking some antibiotics than i saw some worms coming out of my body through loo .. i was scared and i thought of consulting my know doctor . They suggested me to take bandy once in a week and O2 twice everyday. I started takin that than the things get worst. I started vomit...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. I am sorry to say this but your condition is serious. Based on your description of having worms in stools and later in vomitings suggest that you have heavy worm infestation in the gut that could have led to intestinal obstruction. Please consult a surgeon in emergency an...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sick for more than two years. I have ear infections, sinus mastoiditis, folliculitis. I have a complaint of worms crawling, fluid at the back of skull, and scarring in the lungs. One and a half years ago, I complained something worms crawling in my butt but the test is negative. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, overall history and evidence of long crawling worms seems to be ascariasis. The worm causing ascariasis is ascaria lumbricoides. The other possibility given a cyst and which was drained can be hydatid cyst, to which Albendazole is similarly indicated but the du...  Read Full »

How to treat anal itching due to intestinal worms?

Query: Sir, Iam severelly suffering from intestinal worms parasites.4 year ago I used to skip breakfasts in the morning in hostel, I have to reach colege early.. so I skip most of my breakfast. After those days till today I have severe intestinila worms.. anal itchness... rashes.. I am following good gygie...  Read Full »


Dr. Swati

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: hi.. good evening.. do u have any worms coming from stools? or is it just anal itching.. if there is perianal excoriation and any white coloured worms seen? then first is u have to get a stool microscopy done it is not a dangerous thing , Don't worry.. u need to follow certain guidelines.. pl...  Read Full »

My heart pounds when I am worried. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting anxiety and panic attacks when I am worried or overthink. I had pounding and palpitation at that time. But, I am not feeling anything in specific. I am going 20 minutes walk daily about 6.5 km per hour and burning 200 calories. I lost around 5 kg in the past three months. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The eosinophil count is mildly high, indicating a possible allergic reaction to the environment. However, if you have not taken any antihelmintics and if th...  Read Full »

Why did I see two white worms while cleaning my 7-month-old baby's umbilical cord?

Query: Hi! I'm worried about my child. Yesterday i clean his umbilical cord and i got two white worms. There is no wound in his umbilical cord. He is 7 months old. What should i do? Please response. Thank you!  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, You will need to address this issue as soon as possible, because it might worsen and the child may develop new symptoms. First, please tell me if you have ever noticed urine, stools, pus or blood oozing out of the umbilicus, any time? For the worm infestation, First, give a thorough bath t...  Read Full »

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