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Posted on Wed, 3 Aug 2022
Question: Hello, my name is XXXXXXX I have, what I think may be a serious condition characterized by what I believe to be some type of skin parasite, possibly whip worm or hook worm. Also I have been experiencing moderate unexplained weight loss and either dehydration or anemia tooth decay and joint pain/weakness. I entered my symptoms on the symptom checker and came up with several results. Please, someone offer some advice and explains to me who I should see asap. I’ve been to the ER a couple times and looked at like I was crazy. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Do some blood work

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear welcome to Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.
I don't think that is an issue which can be resolved in ER.
I see the picture you uploaded and it isn't much clear so you better upload a picture of your skin.
Hook worms are intestinal parasites not skin parasites so you may need to do a parasites stool test. Also you may need to do a complete blood count with formula to check for possible anemia.
Also I can recommend you to do a thyroid hormones balance because thyroid issues can cause weight loss or do a total check up if possible.
You can upload the test results to me and I can help you.



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Hello, My Name Is XXXXXXX I Have, What I Think

Brief Answer: Do some blood work Detailed Answer: Hello dear welcome to Ask a doctor's service. I read your query and here is my advice. I don't think that is an issue which can be resolved in ER. I see the picture you uploaded and it isn't much clear so you better upload a picture of your skin. Hook worms are intestinal parasites not skin parasites so you may need to do a parasites stool test. Also you may need to do a complete blood count with formula to check for possible anemia. Also I can recommend you to do a thyroid hormones balance because thyroid issues can cause weight loss or do a total check up if possible. You can upload the test results to me and I can help you. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.