Patient discussion about tape
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Q. how will i know if i have a tape worm in my body?
|A||Most people who are infected with tapeworm don't show symptoms. |
It's possible you might notice segments of the adult tapeworm (proglottids) in your stool. Other possible signs and symptoms include:
Loss of appetite
Weight loss and inadequate absorption of nutrients from food
If you suspect you have a tapeworm you'll need your doctor to check your stool or send samples to a laboratory for testing. A laboratory may use microscopic identification techniques to check for eggs or tapeworm segments in your feces.
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