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Whipworm Disease

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Whipworm disease often has no symptoms. Heavy infections, however, may cause off-and-on stomach pain, bloody stools, diarrhea, and weight loss. Severe infections in young children can result in serious disease with bloody diarrhea and a condition called rectal prolapse. (Rectal prolapse is when the tissue that lines the rectum falls down into or sticks through the anal opening.)

Last Updated April 16, 2014

Last Reviewed April 16, 2014