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Does Amebiasis Infection Have A Permanent Effect On The Intestines
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
How do you tell if you have invasive amebiasis infection or one that can be cured with paromomycin alone? Is blood or pus in stool always required? ?
Amoebiasis: Invasive disease is extraintestinal and usually involves at least the liver, and many other organ systems may be involved, including heart, lungs, brain. You will usually be symptomatic when this occurs. Intestinal amoebiasis can usually be discerned on microscopic exam of stool specimens to check for efficacy of therapy. ...Read more
Amebiasis: Amebiasis causes illness in 10- 20% of those infected. It can lead to loose stool, cramps ; abdominal pain. Severe form (dysentery) can lead to fever ; bloody diarrhea. In rare cases it has seeded other parts of the body such as the brain or liver (where it can form an abscess). ...Read more
Treat Entamoeba: If a confirmed diagnosis, standard treatment is Metronidazole orally or iv. Tinidazole or Chloroquine can be substituted. Response to rx usually occurs in 4 days. Most experts recommend the addition of iodoquinol, diloxanide, or paromomycin to eradicate residual amebae in the gut. Be sure there is no pyogenic coinfection. Watch for rare complications of amebic abscesses, as well. ...Read more
No place for herbs: No place for herbs. If confirmed diagnosis, standard treatment is Metronidazole orally or iv. Tinidazole or Chloroquine can be substituted. Response to rx usually occurs in 4 days. Most experts recommend the addition of iodoquinol, diloxanide, or paromomycin to eradicate residual amebae in the gut. Be sure there is no pyogenic coinfection. Watch for rare complications of amebic abscesses, as well. ...Read more
I had diagnosed with acute infection in small intestine but don't know the cause. Want to know what food might help me?
Called enteritis: Infection of small intestines is called enteritis which usually causes diarrhea but if it has stomach infection with it it is called gastroenteritis and nausea and vomiting is added to the symptoms. It is hard to scope the small intestine but there is a technique called capsular endoscopy utilized now to look for small intestine lesions. ...Read more
I had infection in intestine. Doctor cut that part out and steatched intestine. I want to know how long it take to heal and what are precautions?
Healing time: Healing time for any operation is 6 weeks. 6 weeks is when any area in your body has 80% of it's maximum strength. You most likely have an abdominal incision which is prone to developing a hernia. Precautions include no heavy lifting greater than 10 lbs. And no abdominal or core exercises. ...Read more
Sml Bowel Infections: Infections in the small bowel not common. Trophermya whippeli is the classic one. It causes malabsorption and diarrhea and systemic complaints of fatigue, weight loss and can even lead to disordered thinking. Inflammatoy bowel disease may be due to bacteria but not yet identified. Set up for an infection from normal gut flora would be a cancer or blood clot w/tissue damage to the intestine. ...Read more
Intriguing: We don't know how or why infection with nematodes minimizes the chance of developing autoimune diseases such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis. Preliminary research indicates an interacton between t-helper cells (part of immune system) and nematodes. More research is underway. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: Noroviruses & Rotavirus.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you have infection in your intestine. Will there always be a higher wbc. Will there always be a temp?
Natural Response: Why do you think it may be in your intestine, or is it is the surrounding area of the intestine? This needs to be evaluated. The body's normal response to infection is an elevated WBC, and an increase in temperature is the immune system getting into higher gear to fight the infection. Don't focus too much on the symptoms you are having and be more concerned as to find the actual true cause. ...Read more
If contaminated: Infections are caused by organisms such as bacteria and viruses. If your immune system is impaired or the product contains disease causing organisms, then yes you can get an infection. It's not the whey protein that is the problem, although I'm not a fan of whey protein in general. Get your protein from egg whites, chickpeas, nuts, wild fish, etc. Instead. ...Read more
Is infection in the intestines serious? Been in hospital for 3 days and 3 nights still feel real weak please advise
There: There are many types of intestinal infections. C. Difficile diarrhea is a type of bacterial infection that causes diarrhea. Diverticulitis is an infection of the diverticuli (little loops on the bowel). Colitis is an infection of the colon. Most intestinal infections are treated with IV antibiotics. Some types of viral infections can cause intestinal symptoms, these usually resolve with fluids or sometimes medications. ...Read more
Accidently ate smal glass in food. If it is in intestine as bubling sound at right side. Can glas make infection inside & then in uti. As kleibsella come?
I was just diag. W/ stool sample testing heavy growth of Enterococcus avium in my intestines. I am chronically ill with other infections. How do treat?
You need to.....: F/u with your health care provider.Get a more detailed answer ›
Groin and back pain as well as gas in the intestines. It feels different when I pee and I have to go more frequently, is it an urinary infection?
Possible UTI: Go and get a urinalysis done after a full history and physical by your doctor. That will tell you whether this is a likely UTI or something else. Good luck ...Read more
Why do I get frequent infections everywhere (throat, skin, intestine...) after curative cancer surgery without chemo? Can it be due to sudden drop of ldl? How do I restore my proper immune functions?
Not sure: I'm not sure why you get frequent infections but I can reassure you of one thing: it has nothing do with your ldl. Ldl has no effect on your immune status or tendency to infection. It does tend to drop in people who are malnourished and malnourished people are more prone to infection. Are you malnourished? ...Read more
Is there any connection between nocturnal diarrhoea, sleeping disorders and infection of large intestine?
Diarrhea: They can all keep u up at nite. ...Read more
Is it possible to have large intestine's bacterial infection for 2 or 3 months and after develop fever?
Yes: The concern is for atypical infections such as amebic infections. These can often be missed on routine culture. ...Read more
She was given nystatin for a yeast infection and was told she has an overgrowth of yeast in her intestine but her rash isn't getting any better in 3 wk?
Just finished 4 day course of tinidazole for intestinal amoebiasis, I feel much better, but today woke up with diarrhea, made stool test neg, y diarhea?
Diarrhea: Diarrhea may have numerous causes. If you had amoebiasis you may have gotten other pathogens into your intestinal tract simultaneously and now need to be reevaluated. Go to Yeshiva Medical Center. ...Read more
In 20w u/s, Dr told "bright bowel".Tested neg for CF, Down syn, infections. What is causing this. How to protect my baby? I am worried!
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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