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Breath test positive for SIBO. Have tried Xifaxan, (rifaximin) doxycycline and metronidazole. Symptoms (stomach pain and bloating) continue. Suggestions?

Breath test positive for SIBO.  Have tried Xifaxan, (rifaximin) doxycycline and metronidazole. Symptoms (stomach pain and bloating) continue. Suggestions?

Gi consult: Would recommend Gi consult. There may be more than 1 reason for your symptoms. Bacterial overgrowth seems to have been addressed. Upper endoscopy with biopsies should be in place. ...Read more

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Symptoms for appenicitis?

Symptoms for appenicitis?

Pain: Initial stage will have pain around belly button, then pain moves to right lower part of abdomen, will lose appetite, may have nausea and vomiting some low grade temperature, hope by this time will seek the help of a physician before the dangerous complications sets in. ...Read more

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Mild chronic gastrits symptoms and treatment pls suggest me?

Mild chronic gastrits symptoms and treatment pls  suggest me?

Chronic Gastritis: Indigestion, Pain, bloating. You may try over the counter meds such as Zantac, Tums, Omeprazole, or Nexium (esomeprazole). If symptoms still persist i would recommend seeing a GI specialist for possible endoscopy to r/o other causes of gastritis. ...Read more

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Hydrogen breath tst for SIBO accurate?Only have tummy bloating no other problems and IBS. GI says test is Pos need Xifaxan (rifaximin). But no symptoms of SIBO. ?

Hydrogen breath tst for SIBO accurate?Only have tummy bloating no other problems and IBS. GI says test is Pos need Xifaxan (rifaximin). But no symptoms of SIBO. ?

No test has perfect: accuracy. Study: https://www.google.com/#q=hydrogen+breath+test+for+SIBO for overview. Medical industry commonly promotes simple ideas for complex issues, yet does not mean true. Who is primarily in charge of your medical decisions? Yourself or others? Do you carefully pay attention to results of suggestions others make/promote and how you possibly accept/implement them? I would suggest doing so. ...Read more

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Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

Erythromycin allergy symptoms?

The usual culprits: The causes of allergy are many but the symptoms are predictable & limited. Hives, swelling of hands, feet, eyelids & lips called angioedema, breathing issues due to windpipe swelling or asthma & GI symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain & diarrhea. Since Erythromycin commonly causes GI symptoms it's hard to tell if this is allergy or intolerance when skin or breathing symptoms are absent. ...Read more

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What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

What causes gastrointestinal symptoms with antibiotics for urinary disorders?

GI Symptoms with UTI: Any antibiotics taken for infections, does disturb/ alter gastro intestinal flora. Strong antibiotics does cause gastric upset. By their action on intestinal flora, they cause diarrhea, as well. Diarrhea, if associated with fever & nausea/ vomittings, that is a sign of claustridium defficile infection. A very serious situation, needs attention immediately. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin allergy symptoms?

Amoxicillin allergy symptoms?

Amoxicillin allergy: Symptoms may include 1 anaphylaxis which can be life threatening 2hives ang itching 3 asthma symptoms 4serum sickness, like joint pains, body aches and rashes. ...Read more

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Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.

Which probiotic strain is best for post antibiotic (flagyl-cipro) therapy of sibo. Also highly lactose intol. Sibo symptoms returned very quickly.

Probiotics: There are several high potency probiotics available, such as klaire complete, and orthobiotic, two of my favorites. A good post antibiotic restorative probiotic should have at least 4 strains of acidophillus and bifido bacteris, and a friendly competitor for candida, like florastor. Ortho biotic has all of those in one supplement. The other thing to look for is billions of cfu (cocloies). ...Read more

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Symptoms of lactose intolerance--gas, bloat, pain, what else?

Symptoms of lactose intolerance--gas, bloat, pain, what else?

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE: When somebody can not drink milk due to bloating sensation, nausea, diarrhea , abdominal pain, flatus suspect lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Told I have SIBO and need Xifaxan (rifaximin). Had hydrogen breath test. Is there other treatment for SIBO other than antibiotics? Can't take Xifaxan (rifaximin) due2 allergy

Told I have SIBO and need Xifaxan (rifaximin). Had hydrogen breath test. Is there other treatment for SIBO other than antibiotics? Can't take Xifaxan (rifaximin) due2 allergy

Drug allergy: Isn't generic, meaning if you're allergic to one drug then u r allergic to all others. Also drug allergy is often confused with adverse drug reactions,so a patient can't tell if it is a true drug allergy or just an adverse reaction. If you are allergic to xifaxan, (rifaximin) other antibiotics are there to use. Also ask your doctor about probiotics, and elemental diet to treat your condition, best wishes ...Read more

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How are food poisoning symptoms and flu symptoms different?

How are food poisoning symptoms and flu symptoms different?

GI vs respiratory: Flu symptoms are usually due to damage to the upper airways and lungs, like, runny nose, fever, aches, cough, difficulty breathing. Food poisoning usually causes stomach ache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See this for flu symptoms. Food poisoning is much more variable. http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/flu-symptoms-types. ...Read more

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Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Celiac or more: Celiac disease can be tested for and requires that you see your doctor for the blood work. It can be more than just celiac and different people have different levels of sensitivity for celiac. Some are very sensitive to contamination. There are other sources for gastrointenstinal upset. After the norovirus it will take awhile to get back to baseline. Start with bananas, rice and gluten free. ...Read more

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What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

What foods may cause IBS symptoms?

Wide variety: Ibs symptoms: abd pain, often diarrhea , alternating with constipation. Some are sensitive to carbohydrates in milk (lactose), fruit (fructose), other carbs in veggies like onions, artichokes, broccoli, grains, beans. Some are sensitive to alcohol, temp of foods, i.e. Cold, chocolate, fat content, carbonated beverages. Some are affected by menstrual cycle, stress, emotional triggers. ...Read more

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Do UTI symptoms include gas bloating?

Do UTI symptoms include gas bloating?

No: That's the wrong tract: GI (gastrointestinal) as opposed to gu (genitourinary). ...Read more

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Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Not really: Ibd by definition is abd pain with altered bowel habits. That being said many patients with ibs have nausea and vomiting that can mimic gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more

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

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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