Helminthic therapy and bowel function

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Constipation is not common while hosting helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths], but a few people have reported several days of constipation starting around the end of the first week after inoculating with the first dose of hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin., and some have reported a brief appearance of constipation between the 3rd and 12th weeks.

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I got constipation after 3 weeks hosting 10 NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus. After a period of 2 weeks constipation, all went like before again which means slightly soft stools. My second dose of NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus did not give that effect… [1]
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I always had constipation as a side effect in the beginning (for about 8-12 weeks). Later helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] normalized bowel function. [2]

HDCthe cysticercoids (larval cysts) of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta may also cause brief constipation in the early stages of treatment.

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With hdc I had constipation for 2 days after intake for the first 3 months. [3]

Once they have been hosted for 12 weeks or more, helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] generally help to normalise bowel function, so can be expected to reduce both constipation and diarrhoea.

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HelminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] slow down my transit time, in a good way. Once my bowels adjust to the helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] my transit time normalizes. [4]

A few people have noticed a general trend towards constipation, and a few others have found that hookwormsA helminth that lives in the small intestine. Necator americanus (NA) is the only hookworm species used in helminthic therapy. Its microscopic larvae are applied periodically to the skin. have made their stool slightly softer in the long term.

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A family member found relief from chronic inflammatory constipation with NAthe human hookworm, Necator americanus. [5]
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