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Hi - I need some help with tapeworm - I was on an aid mission in Afghanistan back in Sep of 2015 and lived in a compound with a lot of Indian security guys. Anyway, as it happened, the rains caused a flood which infected the compound water supply before I got there - I was not aware of this and I brushed my teeth with what I thought was safe to do so compound water - not to drink of course but just brushing teeth and swill out with safe bottled water. Pretty soon I felt like I had a worm and cysts began to develop on my lower legs. On returning home I visited my GP who conducted 3 stool tests, all negative and a blood test which was fine. I paid for my own serology test for cysticercosis which came back negative. I still however get cysts on my trunk and limbs consistent with cysticercosis plus I have one in my mouth. I also still feel wiggling and discomfort in my colon. Bizzarely enough I feel wiggling in my legs especially as if larvae are moving in bloodstream etc. I have taken a course of albendazole which am assured knocks all tapeworm out but am still getting the feeling of worms in my colon - can anyone please advise ?
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