The symptomes of whipworms can include:
- Bloody diarrhea
- Weight loss
The diagnosis for whipworms is to inspect a stool sample with a microscope. It is difficult to diagnose whipworm because the worms do not release many eggs, as a result, several stool samples may be necessary.
Treatments are very effective and are usually spread out over several months because the eggs can be active for up to 5 years.
Whipworms are not transmittable to humans.