Parasitic and Tropical Infections

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  • frank47
  • MrBlue
  • james22849

    i found a creature in my toilet bowl. what is it?

    alarmed it could be a parasite which i passed, and not seeing how else it could have got there (toilet on 1st floor) i went to www and tried to look it up. it looks nothing like anything described as human parasite that i can find. it is about 3 qrtrs inch long. looks like an anaemic washed out purplish...

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  • suzy85
  • Guest

    Cryptosporidium

    I have hopefully recovered from a bout of this. Second stool sample taken today (15 November 2010). I had the first stool sample taken last Monday. I received the results back on the Friday. I was told I had cryptosporidium. They found an egg in my stool but no adult parasite. They want to do further...

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  • ariel07685

    Cannot detect intestinal worm type

    Hello, I'm suffering from intestinal worms for about 6 months (male, 26yo, no pets, living alone). Few times a day my anus is itching (especially at night, and few hours after I eat something sweet). Once I saw in the toilet something which looks like about 1cm long worm (I took few pictures)....

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  • AB2237
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  • pauline195

    Can giardia lamblia cause mental health problems?

    Since contracting GL 4 years ago I have been to hell and back. I was expecting to retire and begin an exciting time in my life when I would no longer be tied to a demanding job as primary school teacher, ( which I loved and enjoyed ) But 2 weeks before I finished I became ill with GL. I made it into...

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  • waynage

    Travelling abroad, mosquito problems!

    Hi I am from Bristol long long started on a 6 month tour of south east Asia, going onto Australia in December. I have had issues with a lot of mosquito bites, since the beginning (in Thailand) just arrived in Laos today, I'm covering up and, various deets, but still get bitten, got bitten around...

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  • stephanie90

    Is this the flu or something more serious?

    I came back from holiday (in Bali) on Sunday- 5 days ago- and as soon as I got home have had flu- like symptoms, including high temperature, chills, severe muscle cramps, severe headache and diarrhoea, as well as normal cold symptoms such as a stuffy nose. Five days later I don't seem to have got...

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  • JoanOfArc67

    Is it a worm?

    Today I passed what looked like a noodle that was about 3in long. It was slightly thinner at both ends and was flat, it did not appear to be segmented. At first I thought it was undigested food as I did have noodles last night, but I am not convinced. Sorry if this sounds disgusting but as it appeared...

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  • Joanne:}

    Mental Health and Threadworms.

    Hi, im new to this site and just hoped someone can give me abit of closure. Im 19 years old and suffer with depression and OCD. I take 40mg of Citalopram everyday (sometimes im terrible at remembering it). Anyway since I was a kid I've suffered with threadworm on and off, its embarrasing and it really...

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  • greengrass

    Tapeworm or threadworms?

    Hi, My bum was really itchy mainly at night both inside and outside. No other symptoms except from slighty yellower eyes but my doctor said he couldn't notice anything yellow about them but in my opinion theyre not as white as they were. My doctor said it was threadworms and gave me a pripsen tablet...

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  • traveller19
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    Victim of Leprosy

    I am one of the unluckiest victim of Leprocy. I have been on medications almost 18 months now. I have been taking dapsone, rifampicine, clofazimine for a long time then I had red lumps appeared as a result of dead bacterias I guess. Then to control this I took another tablet (sorry can't remember...

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  • Guest

    Schistosomiasis refusal to test by GP's and specialists

    My son is about to undergo a cystoscopy on the NHS. He was well in all ways until a trip to Egypt about 12 mths ago. He was ill there and had treatment - antibiotics, antipyrexics, IV rehydration etc. He came home and got better to an extent. Then a few months later started to go downhill. Symptoms...

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  • Guest

    Ross River fever

    I spent three months in Queensland and NSW Jan to April and at end of January was unable to move both arms due to excrutiating pain in the muscles. Pain rapidly spread across upper back , shoulders and hips. I took ibuprofen and paracetamol assuming that the cause was the heat ,rain and humidity that...

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  • Guest

    Crypto sporidium

    2 days after I returned from a work trip to Nice and Collioure in France I went down with this horrid parasite. Took over a week for the doctors to diagnose and 2 1/2 weeks for the diarrhea to disappear. Am tentatively back at work but at least a stone lighter (v underweight), still off my food and lethargic....

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  • Guest

    Ocular Toxoplasmosis

    I guess im one of the \&quot;lucky\&quot; ones. I acquired this disease/parasite in my mothers womb. i was born 6 weeks early, was in an \&quot;incubator\&quot;. i should have died/been mentally retarded but by God's dear grace im here this day. When i was 6 i saw \&quot;ghosts\&quot;,...

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  • Guest

    Giardiasis after trekking

    In late 2008 I travelled to Nepal to trek in the Annapurna region where I drank locally boiled and filtered water. I had no stomach problems whilst trekking for 2 weeks. On return to Kathmandu I had a day with an upset stomach and slight diarrhoea but this quickly passed. I remained in Asia for another...

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  • rosedew

    Is this Malaria

    My husband has had the symptoms of malaria for the past 10 years he has had attacks of sweating, headaches, shaking, vomiting and swelling of his leg(from which he had the veins taken from due to a heart by pass 16 years ago) he has been in hospital twice(the doctors were convinced it was a DVT but this...

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  • hebert

    i thought i was dying

    I traveled to the Turkes Islands and the last night of my trip I got a gastric stomach and it even look swollen. I was treated with an antibotic 2 weeks later and i still experience the distenstion and uncomfortable feeling in my upper abdomen. Unitl I read that Gardia may produce abdominal destention...

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  • Guest

    BODY LICE

    My husband pciked up \&quot;something\&quot; about 6 months ago and after about a month came to the conclusion that he had scabies. The doctor didn't think so, because there was an pre-existing dry skin condition, but he prescribed some Lyclear. This was only to treat himself and nothing...

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  • Guest

    Cryptosporidiosis Scotland

    Was very interested to read this article. after several visits to my GP i eventually saw a third doc who seemed to know more about this particular issue. As a consequence of time spent camping and walking in the scottish highlands (where chances of infection must have been plenty, including drinking...

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  • Guest

    Schistosomiasis

    This awful disease is extremely difficult to get diagnosed in the UK, so beware anybody travelling to regions affected by it. I contracted it swimming in Lake Malawi 5 yrs ago. I barely had any symptoms until 6 months after exposure when my kidney became enlarged and stopped draining - 2/3 of my ureter...

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  • Guest

    Giardia Lamblia

    Last year May 2007, I went to hospital with gastro enturitus. since then i have been experiencing extremly bad pains in lower stomach and not being able to control my bowels this causing very bad diarohhea, However this had been causing me to spend most nights on the toilet and not geeting sleep so I...

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  • Guest

    I thought I was dying

    I was poorly from the second week in September until Christmas Eve.I had chronic stomach pain,lack of appetite,fatigue, constipation and intermittent diarrhoea. After losing nearly two stone in weight and losing my father to cancer I was finally admitted to hospital.They got the pain under control with...

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  • Guest

    Schistosomiasis the unsuspected signs are the most common

    Having been born in Southern Africa and being exposed to Bilharzia regularly,i have contracted this ailment quite a number of times.(9 times in past 15 years)The most recent time i contracted Bilharzia was in 2002,when i swam in a river in Africa.Shortly after this i moved to the UK and have been here...

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  • Guest

    Ocular toxocariasis

    :cry: ive just been told i have a worm in my eye!!!! im frightened.. what the heck is all that about?? i know it came from animal poo when i was a child, but y is it stil there? and what damage can it still do?

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