1. One of the major signs, is sudden weight loss. Once you notice weight loss, this proves that the worm present in your system feeds well on your consumed foods, and also drain all nutrients in your body, which causes lost in weight.

2. A person with intestinal worms may also experience dysentery. Dysentery is when an intestinal infection causes diarrhea with blood and mucus in the stool. Intestinal worms can also cause a rash or itching around the rectum or vulva. In some cases, you will pass a worm in your stool during a bowel movement.

Other types of worms may not cause any symptoms (for example pork and beef tapeworms or Strongyloides stercoralis) or only cause symptoms a long time after infection (for example dog tapeworm) or if there is heavy infection.

Symptoms may include diarrhoea, tiredness and weakness, abdominal pain and weight loss. Some worms cause anaemia.

Some people may have intestinal worms for years without experiencing any symptoms.

These are the Common Signs and Symptoms of Worm Infestation

  • Fever
  • Itchy bottom
  • Worms in stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Wheezing or cough
  • Irritability and/or general weakness

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