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. Srivastava, Sumit

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, sto...  Read Full »

What are the precautions for a tapeworm infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe Crohn's disease, which is not under control. I ate a piece of medium rare steak with tapeworm in it, and I am terrified that I may have got tapeworm infection. I have tried puking, but not much came out as my body does not process things completely before passing it on. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tapeworm infection occurs by ingesting the eggs, not by an adult worm. The ingested egg complete their life cycle in the host. The symptoms of tapeworm infection are varied, and it depends on the site of infection, for example, seizures in the case of CNS (central nerv...  Read Full »

Will worms in stools cause vomiting and diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, For about a year now, I have been examining my stools and I am sure that my entire body is infested with all kinds of parasitic worms. I became very ill because of it. I have made two emergency room visits to do tests but have been dismissed with the diagnosis that I am delusional. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from some sort of illness due to parasitic worm infestation for a year. But the emergency doctor has refused to examine you and diagnosed as delusion. According to the pictures that are...  Read Full »

My 1-year-old baby suffers from worm infestation. What medications should I give the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is one year four months old, height 2 feet 5 inches. She is suffering from the worm. What medicine and how to give it? Please tell. What will everyone in the family eat? So what do adults eat? I have a child aged five years and eight months. What medicine should I give him?  Read Full »


Dr. Jeffrey Aaron

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Firstly I would like to assure you that there is nothing alarming with respect to the condition of your baby. You can administer deworming for both children simultaneously. I suggest you the following medicatio...  Read Full »

What can be done to treat long, thin worms that started in my anus and are moving all over my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from long thin worms that started in my anus and now moving all over my body. Scraping worms under my skin, behind my eye, nose, ear, face, and neck. Currently, I am taking the tablet Albendazole. I have done my blood test and sharing reports with you. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the blood reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows increased leukocyte counts, including ANC (absolute neutrophil counts), lymphocytes, and monocytes but not eosinophil count, suggesting some acute infection or inf...  Read Full »

What to do if there are worms in your child's poop 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 (10 ml). Please a...  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 ...  Read Full »

I have been sick with parasites for past six months. What has to be done?

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 black...  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 »

I am taking Mebendazole for a worm infection. Kindly review the image of the worm for a proper diagnosis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Mebendazole for worms. My doctor does not know what worms they are, and I wonder if they may have contributed to some chronic health issues. I have a picture of the worm I had in my stool and was looking for guidance in diagnosing what it might be. Kindly help. Thank yo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case history and the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems to be a small roundworm infection or ascariasis. You can submit your stool sample for microscopic examination and determine the exact type of...  Read Full »

I have had multiple health problems, and now I have a flukes infection. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old woman. I have flukes infection and a long history of unanswered medical "abnormalities" which can all be attributed to the worms. In the past 15 years, I have had so many problems. It includes heart and vascular diseases, liver problems, reproductive issues, developm...  Read Full »


Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case history and attached pictures in detail (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). As you explained during your case history, you had multiple system involvement. Therefore, I want to ask about your relevant investigations, li...  Read Full »

Does my kid have persistent vomiting after eating something and a low appetite due to a reflux problem or worm infection?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 2 years and 11 months old. He used to have vomiting almost every day or frequently. The doctor treated him with the capsule Losec 5 mg for one month. After that, he was alright and was eating well. Later again, his appetite went low, and he started vomiting frequently. The doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Worm infection is very common in my country. I suggest you give the baby the syrup Bandy Plus (Albendazole and Ivermectin) 5 ml once at night post-meal. You can repeat the dose after a week. Vomiting can be treated with syrup Ondem (Ondans...  Read Full »

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