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Dear sir, which type of antibiotic is the best for gastrointestinal infection. Such as stomach, colon and intestinal.

Dear sir, which type of antibiotic is the best for gastrointestinal infection. Such as stomach, colon and intestinal.

It all depends: There is no simple or generic answer to this question. It is all about what is causing the symptoms. Is it bacterial? Parasite? Worms? Or other GI abnormalities or conditions? Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What can I do to get a colon infection?

What can I do to get a colon infection?

Not something to get: Colon infn isn't something you want! Causes: viral (norwalk, adeno, rotovirus), followed by bacterial (e coli, salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, c difficile) ; parasites (giardia, cyclospora) infn spread on hands of people w/poor hygiene who then pass it on. To get: drink unprocessed h2o ; eat undercooked food, fruits/vegies esp. From street vendors in 3rd world countries ; don't wash your hands. Read more

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Should I be concerned if my 75 year old grandma has a colon infection how does this occur what causes it?

Should I be concerned if my 75 year old grandma has a colon infection how does this occur what causes it?

Depends: Is is clostridium difficile? This is an infection that can occur after antibitoic treatment for any other infections and is not uncommon in the elderly. I can however, become a significant problem and be difficult to eradicate. It also can be transmitted to others that have a weak immune system. Antibiotics include Metronidazole and/or vancomycin. Newer antibiotics have been developed as well. Read more

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What causes colon infection?

Many things: There are numerous organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites of differing kinds, etc., that can cause infections of the colon. Read more

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What can cause a colon infection?

What can cause a colon infection?

Many possibilities: From viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites there are numerous organisms that can do this. They can get there through the oral cavity by ingestion, or by anal sex, occasionally by extension from the blood stream, etc. Read more

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What is colon infection, its causes and remedies?

Medical Science: This question would require a full textbook to answer. There are so many different infections and other conditions of the colon that I doubt we on this app can adequately supply you with any valuable information. Perhaps if you have a specific question or reason for asking this you can share it would be better. Read more

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How do you get rid of infection in your colon?

How do you get rid of infection in your colon?

Antibiotics: You will need antibiotics which should be prescribed by your PCP and under their direct supervision. Read more

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Can a colon infection cause colon cancer?

Usually not: Infections can co-exist with, but not cause, colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis, which is not an infection but an inflammatory disease, is tied to increased chances of developing colon cancer. Read more

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Does colon tumor cause infection and abscess in the colon?

Does colon tumor cause infection and abscess in the colon?

It can: Tumors can cause these things, but they are not the most common cause. Diverticulitis and colitis are much more common causes for abscess and infection. Read more

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Can a infection that started in your colon travel to the brain?

Can a infection that started in your colon travel to the brain?

Possibly: Infections can spread to the brain via the bloodstream or direct spread from adjacent areas, like the sinuses. Some parasitic infections are known to spread via ingestion to eventually end up in the brain. Read more

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Can my blood show if I have digestion issues, infection in my colon or intestines, or a disease?

Depends on the: Disease. Blood may have antibodies diagnostic of a disease, e.g. Celiac disease, some inflammatory disorders have suggestive anitbodies, parasites increase eosinopils. You doctor needs to order specific tests for the disease under consideration. Read more

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I have. Staph infection. In my colon die to vicomyacin. Is it life threatening? Can u give me info about it please. Thank you anma

Staph: Staph infections would not be due to vancomycin, they are treated with vancomycin (except for the very rare cases of vancomycin resistant staph aureus). We would need more information, but in general, a deep staph infection is considered life threatening and requires prompt treatment. Read more

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I was just released today from the hospital with a diagnosis of Colitis and infection in colon. I still have fever, is this normal?

I was just released today from the hospital with a diagnosis of Colitis and infection in colon. I still have fever, is this normal?

Colitis: Colitis means inflammation of the colon. Infections like C. difficile can cause colitis that can be successfully treated with antibiotics. There are other forms of colitis that can last a lifetime, like ulcerative colitis. Regardless, unless our patients show significant clinical improvement in the hospital, it's rare that we send them home with fevers. You should check in with your doctor. Read more

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I'm having a colon test in 3 days should I stop taking the amoxicillian for a tooth infection now will the propofol react if I still take it?

I'm having a colon test in 3 days should I stop taking the amoxicillian for a tooth infection now will the propofol react if I still take it?

Recommended: It is OK to have your procedure if you are taking an antibiotic. There is no drug interactions with propofol. Ask your anesthesiologist for more information and NPO. Good luck. Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more