What is Schistosomiasis?

It is a disease caused by parasitic worms of the Schistosoma type. It may infect the urinary tract or intestines. Symptoms may include: abdominal pains, diarrhea, bloody stool, or blood in the urine. In those who have been infected a long time, liver damage, kidney failure, infertility, or bladder cancer may occur. In children it may cause poor growth and difficulty learning.

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Schistosomiasis is a completely treatable disease. You can get treated for it at any of the tertiary care...

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Hello. I used to regularly smoke marijuana. about a month and a half ago I began feeling extreme pain in the end of my urethra when I smoked. but...

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I am dr.milan an infectious disease specialist answering your question.
Treatment of schistosomiasis is Praziquintal single dose so...

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today I discovered black 1 inch worm in my stool. it was moving.
Should I be concerned? Does it make any difference with color?
also, not...

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?Round worms.

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You might be having ascaris (round...

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