Doctors for Ascariasis in Median Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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Ascariasis is an infection of the small intestine caused by Roundworms. It is the most common type of roundworm infection. The infection may occur in places where food and water are not safe. The symptoms depend on the location of the round worm in the body. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, etc.
HOW IS ASCARIASIS DIAGNOSED?
It is diagnosed by a general physician by using the following methods: 1. Blood and stool examination 2. Abdominal X rays. Once ascariasis is diagnosed the patient is referred to a gastroenterologist who may conduct further tests such as: 1. MRI/CT/Ultrasound scans 2. Endoscopy
HOW IS ASCARIASIS TREATED?
Roundworm is usually treated with medication or antiparasitic drugs. In advanced cases, a surgery might be required.
DID YOU KNOW?
The infection is common in areas where food and drinking water aren’t safe and where they are exposed to human fecal matter