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What Are Bacterial Gastrointestinal Issues
Can a moderate to severe bacterial and parasitic gastrointestinal infection for 8 + months cause permanent gastrointestinal damage?
Unlikely.: Advise consultation with gastroenterologist. The gut has remarkable regenerative capabilities ...Read more
Yes: For instance an infection in the wall of the colon triggered by diverticulitis can eat through the colon lining and cause a channel to form between the colon and a nearby structure like the bladder. This channel is called a fistula. In this example one symptom might be passing gas out your bladder (pneumoturia). ...Read more
Not common: It depends on the subtype of ehlors-danlos syndrome, but not a common feature except in the most severe subtypes with excessive tissue tears without much trauma. Speak with york physician to see if you have any of those subtypes. ...Read more
I've been having digestive and gastrointestinal issues for the past 1 1/2 years. I lost 80 lbs in 7 months. I've had every test everything is negative?
See below: The test that I think of for breath testing is for helicobacter pylori, which is a bacterial infection of the stomach that can cause gastritis or stomach ulcers. This test is accurate and currently seems to be preferred over blood testing for h. Pylori. There have been some breath testing for intestinal bacterial overgrowth problems, but I do not know if it is performed much anymore. ...Read more
I have really bad body odour and I have tried almost all the available anti-persperants and anti-bacterial soaps. My underarms are the major issue.
Body Odor: Bacteria that live on our skin are part of the problem with body odor. Trying to reduce their numbers is a good strategy to reduce their impact. One way to do this is deprive them of nutrients- such as sweat-- hence the utility of antiperspirants. Shaving underarm hair reduces their living space. Washing frequently will help, & trying not to perspire too much. It's a difficult prob-hope this helps ...Read more
No: Not all bacteria are bad; many are important some of the body's most basic processes, including digestion. Bacteria is also a necessary in the formation of certain foods such as cheese. Lastly, we need the normal flora bacteria to compete against the "bad" bacteria in our body, preventing the bad bacteria from overtaking our body. ...Read more
Many: In fact, the human biome, a complex organization of parasites, bacteria, viruses, yeasts, etc. Forms a unique ecosystem with colonies that coexist on the outside and inside of our bodies. Some of these colonies are very pathogenic under the right circumstances, yet can co-exist within us without contributing to disease. Disease occurs when the balance of any one of these becomes disturbed. ...Read more
Treatment of Cholera: Mainstay is oral fluid replacement. The who has rehydration formulas (ors); in us pedialyte. Replacement based on severity of dehydration. Once rehydrated, volume of oral solution should match volume of stool out. Antibiotics are adjunct to ors & are given once vomiting stops & rehydration is completed. (tetracyclines, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Erythromycin azithro) prevention key: sterile h2o/clean food/vaccine. ...Read more
E. coli...: Many types of infections can be cause from eating undercooked meats. One type that is sometimes mentioned by the media is escherichia coli. E. Coli bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals. Most varieties of e. Coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea, ut a few particularly nasty strains, such as e. Coli o157:h7, can cause bloody diarrhea. ...Read more
Vision loss: The greatest complication of bacterial conjunctivitis would be some adverse effect on your vision. Hopefully your doctor (s) are getting control of the situation. I would hope too they can figure out the cause, and determine if it really was bacterial. The question of 'how' that got to your eye needs to be answered. It's extremely unlikely you would die from this - but you do need proper treatment. ...Read more
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Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis. Throughout the world there are > 1 million deaths from ...Read more
Usually pain: Patients with abacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (cpps; category iii in the 1995 national institutes of health prostatitis classification system) have the same symptom complex as those with chronic bacterial prostatitis. Such as penile tip pain, testicular, rectal, lower abdominal and back pain. Also they can complaint of frequent urination, pain while urinating and incontinence. ...Read more
Doctor's test: Sometimes a doctor has to do a digital rectal exam. A sample can be collected for a stool occult blood test to determine if stool contains blood, food, dye or medication. ...Read more
Bacteria: Bacteria are single cell organisms that live in synchrony with our bodies and outside of our bodies. They can be both helpful (symbiotic) and harmful (pathologic) depending on context. Cocci or cocciod bacteria are named for their shape (round), but do not refer to a specific organism. ...Read more
Normal in vagina: Gardnerella (full name Gardnerella vaginalis) is a normal bacteria in the vagina of most women. When a woman has bacterial vaginosis, Gardnerella is one of the bacteria that grows to abnormal levels and at one time was thought to be the cause of BV. If you have increased vaginal odor (typically fishy) or discharge, you may have BV. Treatment is available; talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more
Many: There are several strains of bacteria (check out the web) that can cause halitosis/bad breath.) Halitosis is common is usually caused by an accumulation of bacteria in the mouth as a result of gum disease, food, or plaque. Some people are more prone to have halitosis, regardless of how well they clean. Do your best, and brush the tongue too. ...Read more
Yes: If by travel you mean can the bacteria travel from their current location, bladder, where they are causing a uti. Not uncommonly, if untreated, UTI causing bacteria can travel up the ureter to the kidney causing a more serious infection called pyelonephritis. Patients with pyelo will have fever and flank pain. In this care bacteria can rarely travel to the blood or cause a local abscess. ...Read more