• 6 months ago

    Can it be Tapeworm?

    2 week ago, they were giving pork for lunch at school. I never eat pork but I was hungry and this was an exception. A few days after eating it, I noticed white spots in my feces. It's happened 3 times already and it has me worried. Another issue is that I haven't had a significant amount of poop when I do go to the bathroom. I'm worried that I might have gotten tapeworm from the pork.


  • RE: Can it be Tapeworm?

    Thank you so much for sharing your question. Here is information that I hope will help as you work with your doctor to figure out what could be going on.

    Tapeworm infections may happen after eating raw or undercooked beef or pork. Other things that increase the risk are poor hygiene and traveling or living in areas where these infections are much more common, like Latin America, China, or some parts of Africa.

    Most people infected with tapeworms don’t have symptoms. They may occasionally pass white or yellow pieces in their poop. Some people may have nausea, stomach pain, or lose their appetite. In some cases, people might have fevers, allergic reactions, or seizures, but that depends on how the tapeworm spreads in the body.

    The best way to get back to regular pooping is to make sure you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Make sure you eat food with fiber, like vegetables and whole grains. And drinks lots of water to flush the fiber through.

    Your doctor can help to find out what may be going on if you are very worried about your symptoms.