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Is there a test that can determine the ratio of good to bad bacteria (or vice versa) in the stomach/intestines?

Is there a test that can determine the ratio of good to bad bacteria (or vice versa) in the stomach/intestines?

No test: Great thought question. However, you are assuming 1) we know not only all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The micro biome), but 2) we also know which bacteria is "good" and "bad". There is still a lot of research to answer these two issues- especially when good bacteria, if there is too much of it, can be "bad" by causing an imbalance with other bacteria in the gut. ...Read more

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What the cause of having bacteria in stomach what is it and how to prevent it I pass gas a lot and bad bacteria comes out of me and also bad breath?

What the cause of having bacteria in stomach what is it and how to prevent it   I pass gas a lot and bad bacteria comes out of me and also bad breath?

H. Pylori IS BADDD: Bacteria in the intestines is normal. In fact, bacteria plays an important role in the break down of bile and the absorption of some nutrients, but certain bacteria such as H. Pylori can be extremely harmful. H. Pylori is a bacteria that can live in the stomach, if left untreated if can cause cancer a MALT mucosal associated lymphoid tissue. A simple test in your PCPs office can defect H. Pylori ...Read more

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I have sle and at time i feel sick and think I have bacteria in my stomach also bad smell in my mouth is there any thing over-the-counter i can have?

I have sle  and at time i feel sick and think I have bacteria  in my stomach also bad smell in my mouth is there any thing over-the-counter i can have?

Sure, but...: There's lots of things you can take, but what are you treating here? When you have a systemic disease like sle, your increased risk factors (over the general population without your disease) for significant infection and pathology warrant evaluation and directed treatment--not symptom-based herbal products. Please give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way that birth control pills cause a disrupt in the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract or stomach ?

Is there any possible way that birth control pills cause a disrupt in the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract or stomach ?

Hmm, good question: I don't think we know. It is possible due to individual variations on responses to hormonal changes on the gut... We need to find reaserch data. For general information, this link us pretty comprehensive: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/birth-control-pills?Page=1. ...Read more

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Worried.. Had sudden low abdominal pain one morning, felt faint .Urine test showed wbc:35, no bacteria no other symptoms. Just very gassy since jan.

Worried.. Had sudden low abdominal pain one morning, felt faint .Urine test showed wbc:35, no bacteria no other symptoms. Just very gassy since jan.

Need more info: Hard to say without more info. Have you had previous surgery? Has the pain continued or just the gas? Has a doctor examined your abdomen? Any thing else effect it? Eating? Bowel movement? Urination? Any other symptoms? Fevers? Nausea? Burning with urination? Digestive issues, urinary issues, gyne issues could all present this was. You should see your primary md who could start a work up. ...Read more

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I have gas and bad stomach.My gums are bleedy and bad breeth.Mucusing as gelly .Is it a bacterial infection.I felt something wrong in me.Whats this?

I have gas and  bad stomach.My gums are bleedy and bad breeth.Mucusing as gelly .Is it a bacterial infection.I felt something wrong in me.Whats this?

See your doctors: See your physician for your stomach problems and see your dentist for an evaluation of your teeth and gums. If the gums are puffy and bleeding, you at a minimum have gingivitis or possibly early periodontitis. These conditions need to be treated. ...Read more

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Do the bacteria in my stomach stop food borne illness?

Do the bacteria in my stomach stop food borne illness?

Acid Actions: While there are bacteria that reside in our stomach, it is actually the acid environment and thick mucous layer that protect us from bacterial invasion in bad foods. Unfortunately, most food borne illness are from pre-formed toxins made by the bacteria in the food before we've eaten it. The toxins are often less likely to be affected by the acid and as a result we get ill following consumption. ...Read more

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