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Intestine (Definition)

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


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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? ?

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

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with entamoeba histolytica infection?

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

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What do you recommend for entamoeba histolytica infection?

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

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What's the most effective way to treat entamoeba histolytica infection?

Several: Metronidazole (flagyl) is good, tinidazole, iodoquinol and other antiparasitics are available. Most readily, metronidazole. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for entamoeba histolytica infection?

Are there safe alternative therapies for entamoeba histolytica infection?

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

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I had diagnosed with acute infection in small intestine but don't know the cause. Want to know what food might help me?

I had diagnosed with acute infection in small intestine but don't know the cause. Want to know what food might help me?

Food avoidance: Primarily a bland diet avoiding greasy or fried foods. Milk and milk products should also be avoided. ...Read more

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I think I have an intestine infection, igot sudden pains for one month. So what should I do?

I think I have an intestine infection, igot sudden pains for one month. So what should I do?

Go see your DR: Possibilities could be stomach irritation/ gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal parasitism etc.
Tell your dr about your medical history and he'll do a thorough work up.
Take care! ...Read more

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How is an infection in the small intestine diagnosed?

How is an infection in the small intestine diagnosed?

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

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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?

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

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What could cause an infection in the lower intestines?

Different reasons: An infection in the intestine can be related to viruses, bacteria or parasites, depending on your symptoms your doctor may choose do get some testing done. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause an infection in your small intestines?

Is there anything that can cause an infection in your small intestines?

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

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How does immune system work in intestine nematode infection?

How does immune system work in intestine nematode infection?

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

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If you have infection in your intestine. Will there always be a higher wbc. Will there always be a temp?

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

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

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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Can whey protein cause infection in intestine?

Can whey protein cause infection in intestine?

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

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Is infection in the intestines serious? Been in hospital for 3 days and 3 nights still feel real weak please advise

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Amebiasis (Definition)

A parasitic infection of the intestines caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. Symptoms of amebiasis include loose stool, abdominal ...Read more