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What are the symptoms of Giardiasis?

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The most common include:

Call your doctor if:

Tell her about any recent travels, interactions with children in diapers, or swimming or drinking from a body of water. She’ll collect a series of stool samples over several days to make a diagnosis.

  • Diarrhea
  • Gas or flatulence
  • Greasy stool that floats
  • Stomach or abdominal cramps
  • Upset stomach or nausea
  • Dehydration
  • Weight loss
  • Your symptoms last more than a week
  • You show signs of dehydration, such as extreme thirst, dizziness, or confusion

From: What is Giardiasis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Giardiasis: Background.”

CDC: “Parasites -- Giardia: General Information,” “Parasites -- Giardia: Treatment.”

Mayo Clinic: Dehydration: Overview: Symptoms & causes,” “Giardia infection (giardiasis): Overview: Symptoms & causes,” “Giardia infection (giardiasis): Overview: Diagnosis & treatment.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Giardiasis: Background.”

CDC: “Parasites -- Giardia: General Information,” “Parasites -- Giardia: Treatment.”

Mayo Clinic: Dehydration: Overview: Symptoms & causes,” “Giardia infection (giardiasis): Overview: Symptoms & causes,” “Giardia infection (giardiasis): Overview: Diagnosis & treatment.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 15, 2018

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