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how long should dysentery last

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
No such thing: There is no such thing as shigella amebic dysentery. Shigella is a bacteria and ameba is a parasite. Please clarify.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not serious: Ride it out with OTC (over the counter ) meds for diarrhea.Probably a viral illness.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Abdominal pain: If you have fever and upper abdominal pain you should see a physician. I would think that your diastolic blood pressure is unassociated.
Dr. Ray Tidman
38 years experience Family Medicine
Fever with abd pain: If pain increases, and/ or you loose your appetite... To the er you go.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Antiparastitic: And good higineantiparasitic medications such as Metronidazole and iodoquinol, are commonly used to treat dysentery caused by amoebiasis. Antibiotics ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dysentery: Dysentery is usually treated with oral hydration. For severe dehydration, intravenous fluids may be required. Most start with a clear diet and then w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No direct cause: There's no insect that directly causes dysentery. Dysentery is caused by certain bacteria or parasites that get ingested, usually in food. However, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Causes: Dysentery occurs when infected by shigella or entamoeba.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Dysentery: Dysentery is diarrhea which contains blood. Other symptoms often include fever, abdominal pain, and the feeling that you have to poop. Unfortunately d ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Stool examination: There are multiple causes of dysentery. The presence of dysentery can be determined by naked eye examination of stools. The cause of dysentery requi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Infectious diarrhea: Essentially what happens when you are suffering from severe diarrhea caused by a bacteria, virus, or parasite.

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