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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Hookworms?

 prettyhate00 - Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:13 pm

Is it possible to throw up hookworms :?:
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:24 am

User avatar Hello,
Hookworms usually present with anemia, GIT discomfort, vomiting and maybe even intestinal ulcers. They inhabit the intestines hence normally they will pass with stools. However, the manifestations depend on the worm load (number of worms) and in cases where there is an infestation, it's possible though rare to vomit hookworms as far as I know.


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