Patient Comments: Ascariasis - Treatment

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Comment from: Relentless patient , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 31

I have passed parasites since November 19, 2019. I have been so sick with ascariasis for almost 2 years. I'm told I'm crazy or it doesn't happen in the USA! I have seen dozens of doctors to no avail. I am now flagged in the medical system and cannot get help for even a broken bone in my foot. Medical discrimination is real yet not one lawyer will help me either.

Comment from: SoCalLiz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

My primary care physician got a good laugh when I shared my concern of ascariasis with him. He picked up my chart, loudly vocalizing, 'patient said she thinks she has a worm in her neck.' He proceeded to ask me about my home life and relationship with my parents. He then asked if I would be willing to answer a few questions; also known as a psych test. I was diagnosed with severe depression on the spot. Not a chance. My 2nd attempt was my gynecologist. Her response, 'I wouldn't know the first thing to do.'

Comment from: Sherri, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 27

My doctor has told me Americans don't get worms after I handed him a bag with one I threw up. I can feel them in my neck and behind my ear and in my left groin area. They are very painful. They only show up on CT scan as swollen area and I was told I had inner ear infection but it has never gone away. I am afraid I am passing my ascariasis on to my children; my daughter is now passing blood in her stool.

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