Last Updated on June 4, 2020 by Stacy Sampson, DO
Intestinal Parasites STD Brief
These briefs are intended to give readers (specifically those readers who weren’t aware many of these STDs existed) an overview of each STD, their commonality, treatment options, and diagnostic tests available.
This information is by no means all-encompassing and The STI Project encourages using these briefs as primers and then further delving into the resources section when subsequent questions arise.
Intestinal Parasites Symptoms, Test & Treatment
Common? Very common – Around 50 million people infected in the U.S. annually
Symptoms Often there are no symptoms. When there are symptoms, they may include diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea and vomiting
Cure? Treated with prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Bacterial/Viral/ Fungal/Parasitic Parasitic
Test Examining a stool sample or a proctoscopy
Life-Threatening? Maybe – for people with weakened immune systems, intestinal parasites can be very serious and sometimes life-threatening
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