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Blood in stool and parasites.

Hello there,

I started to notice fresh elements of blood in my stool nearly two months ago and I stupidly ignored it. I lost some weight, acne appeared on my face and a bit on my chest and I generally feel tired all the time. I want to have a colonoscopy done but my doctor told me that I might have a parasite in my stomach and that this parasite causes all of this mess. Also, I had a morphology and turns out that the level of my eosinophilis is too high. I'm 22 (nearly 23 years old) and I've read on the internet that some of my symptoms like blood in stool may indicate that I have a stomach cancer. Could a parasite give those symptoms? Or is it more likely cancer?

Thank you for your help!
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The great thing is your attitude going in! upbeat and ready to face things! I am a 3x cancer survivor and your approach to the possibility it is or could be cancer is ref refreshing! Hope for the best but get ready to fight if not. Thank you and please keep in touch!
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Yes, a parasite - most likely a tapeworm - can cause these symptoms.  I too think a colonoscopy would be the best thing for you to schedule as soon as possible.
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Hello~I would insist on a colonoscopy or a scan for stomach cancer, parasites can cause some of the issues, but whenever blood is present, I feel it is imperative to have it checked through some tests. Also, there is thought that Parasites can also cause the cancer of those areas. Please have this matter checked as soon as possible.
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