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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barnett Kantz
25 years experience Internal Medicine
You need testing: Hi. You definitely need stool studies and basic blood work to help rule out a bacterial or other parasitic infection.
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Need tests: This requires a doctor's visit to review your symptoms and, at a minimum, submit stool tests and possibly blood and urine tests. The most common cause ... Read More
Dr. Kathleen Hands
67 years experience Endocrinology
Colitis: need stool O&P as well as cultures and toxins for shigella or samonella.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Congratulations on quitting smoking. That is unlikely to be the cause of your symptoms. It could be an over active thyroid or celiac disease or some f ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Duration?: Hi. Are these symptoms new or chronic? If acute, you may just have a GI bug that will clear itself within days. If chronic, you need to consider thing ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes. Giardia is a parasite that is confined to the bowels. Systemic symptoms such as lethargy and weakness can occur as you become dehydrated and de ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool change: if you have not had a colonoscopy at your age you should see a GI doctor to schedule one. Any changes in the stool form may be diet related and you m ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Best to get seen: The likely reason for these symptoms depends on where you traveled. It really is worthwhile getting seen, particularly since there has been weight lo ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Right upper: The negative us is reassuring about ruling out liver pathology and gall stones, and to some degree,pancreatic cancer. Sludge in the gall bladder may n ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Likely: If so the origin/trigger should be found. This can be from an inflammatory disease of your intestines, a newly emerging celiac disease, or other medic ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Any biopsies done ?: With that history I would suspect celiac disease or other malabsorption syndrome. It sound like you have had some of the work done but you need someo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Uncertain: Hi. Negative stool guaiac tests do NOT exclude colon cancer! Your risk of that is low, based on what you've told us (age, no family history, guaiac ne ... Read More

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