Patient :35 year old male, weight 150 lbs height 5'9.
July 28th of 2016 i returned back from Indonesia I was there for one month, the last day I left Indonesia I got very ill I ate something in the airport and I had a very bad diarrhea felt awful in the airplane I assume it was food poisoning. I got better within 7 to 10 days of returning back to the USA and gain all my lost weight.
Around November I started losing a lot of weight no matter how much I eat I continue to lose weight,I'm eating up to 3500 calories a day and having anywhere between 150 grams to 220 grams of protein a day yet I continue to lose weight I went from 160 plus to 150. I started doing some research and I came to find out that I might have a tape worm? I have photos of my stool with what i think may be a tapeworm,please give me your opinion I'm very concerned,i have no other side effects besides to weight loss. Even my rings have got smaller on me I haven't been this low in weight in years. and I never eaten this much ever, yet the weight loss continuesm
I understand your concern here. There is all possibility that you may have been infected with helminths. If you have seen tape worms in stools then please send a picture of the stools for confirmation. Also mention, if you have any perianal itching at night? or If you happen to clatter your teeth at night while sleeping ( someone may have noticed? . These are signs of helminthiasis.
Please attach the picture in the follow up.
Wishing you good health,
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