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How long does it usually take to be cured with sibo? (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

How long does it usually take to be cured with sibo? (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

Maybe temporary fix: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. Sibo may also occur from anatomic variations in the small bowel, altered small bowel motility, or a variety of systemic conditions that prevent permanent cure (e.g. The bacteria just grow back). ...Read more

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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Is there any medication I can take to fly if I have intestinal problems?

Is there any medication I can take to fly if I have intestinal problems?

Diarrhea? Acid?: If you have a "nervous stomach" you may go by with medicines like Bentyl ( if not >65 y/o) or Xanax ( alprazolam). If you have acid reflux take Prilosec otc 20 to 40 mg before trip, take Tums or Zantac (ranitidine) 150 to 300 mg. If you have frank diarrhea c loose or fluid stools take Imodium or kaopectate otc. ...Read more

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What kind of medication can I take for intestinal yeast problems?

What kind of medication can I take for intestinal yeast problems?

Many medicines/herbs: The most common medicines prescribed for intestinal candidiasis are oral nystatiin tablets and/or ketoconazole or fluconazole. Many herbs/supps are also effective: oregano oil, pau d'arco, garlic, caprylic acid etc. Limiting simple carbs and starches and taking probiotics are important parts of treatment. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html. ...Read more

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Is gerd, which does not respond well to medications , and other intestinal problems usually indicative of scleroderma?

Is gerd, which does not respond well to medications , and other intestinal problems usually indicative of scleroderma?

No, too big a leap!: "refractory" gerd may reflect: 1) too little acid suppression (insufficient acid blocker or tolerance to previously effective dose), 2) over-production of acid, 3) significant diet & behavior non-compliance, 4) incompetent lower esophageal sphincter &/or other esophageal dysmotilities, 5) delayed stomach emptying, 6) biliary/pancreatic disease, 7) non-acid reflux. Scleroderma is way down the list. ...Read more

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A friend takes organic apple cider vinager w/ water its cured his diabeties, can it help w/intestinal problems also since it helps w/your pH balance?

A friend takes organic apple cider vinager w/ water its cured his diabeties, can it help w/intestinal problems also since it helps w/your pH balance?

If only: This would be true. Unfortunately there is no cure for diabetes. Drinking vinegar and water is likely harmless but sounds very unpleasant. A person with working kidneys and lungs will counter this acidity of the vinegar to correct the ph automatically. ...Read more

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Not allergic to penicillin. Do I have to take clindamycin as prescribed after root canal coronal leakage. Concerned about intestinal problems c- diffi?

Not allergic to penicillin. Do I have to take clindamycin as prescribed after root canal coronal leakage. Concerned about intestinal problems c- diffi?

Talk to your dentist: It is not appropriate to advise you to change antibiotics here. Share your concerns with the dentist that prescribed. Btw, unless you have had c diff previously, the chance of it occurring are slim. ...Read more

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Intestinal spasms frequently lately. Would a CT scan w/out contrast show problems? Afraid of contrast due to several drug allergies.

Intestinal spasms frequently lately. Would a CT scan w/out contrast show problems? Afraid of contrast due to several drug allergies.

Maybe: Ct without contrast can show some problems, but it is much more sensitive with contrast. Oral contrast particularly helps with intestinal evaluation, but IV can also be of benefit. Definitely get evaluated by a doctor first to see if they think you would benefit from a scan at all. And perhaps consider discussing your allergy concerns with an allergist. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more