Last Updated on June 4, 2020 by Nancy Carteron, MD, FACR
Often there are no intestinal parasites STD symptoms. Parasites can live within the intestines for years without causing any symptoms.
When STD symptoms occur, they may include the following:
- Abdominal pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Feeling tired
- Gas or bloating – aggravated by the consumption of hard to digest foods such as beans and non-organic meats
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) – muscle spasms, intestinal blockage, and a mal-absorption of nutrients. Fatty substances in particular can be difficult to digest
- Immune dysfunction
- Joint and muscle aches
- Loose, watery stools sometimes containing blood and mucus
- Passing a worm in your stool
- Rash or itching around the rectum or vulva
- Skin conditions – hives, rashes, weeping eczema, ulcers, swelling, sores, lesions, or dermatitis
- Sleep disorders
- Stomach pain or tenderness
- Teeth grinding
- Weight loss
Over half of all people will be infected with an intestinal parasite at some point in their lives.
Yet, many do not recognize the signs and symptoms of a parasite infection because they can occur weeks or even years after the initial infection, and because a parasitic infection often mimics other similar conditions.
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