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Does parasitic intestinal infection require a doctor's care?

Symptoms of parasitic gastrointestinal infection should be discussed with your doctor immediately. Your doctor will likely interview you with regard to your symptoms and perform a physical examination. Sometimes, further testing may be necessary in order to fully characterize the cause of your symptoms. Should you be found to have a parasitic gastrointestinal infection, prescription medication will likely be utilized to treat the infection. Untreated, these infections can be dangerous and even deadly.

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