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What Are Bacterial Gastrointestinal Issues
Without more info...: ...its hard to say, but there are a variety of intestinal noises that are considered highly specific for pending obstruction, hypermotility, etc. Only examination can determine the significance of your abdominal sounds and/or symptoms. ...Read more
Basic concepts-: Normally, the human urinary system is designed to 1) flow one way (i.e. Out) and 2) completely empty the bladder. Disrupting forward flow can cause "back wash" of urine(with bacteria) into the urethra (eg.Chronic catheter use, wiping improperly); if urine is left standing in the bladder (like an enlarged prostate, weak bladder, anatomical problem), then bacteria can grow and cause infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgical trauma: Labyrinthitis by definition is an inflammation of the inner ear. The inner ear has both the organ for hearing (cochlea) and the organs of balance. Bacterial infections of the labyrinth are very rare and life-threatening. The cause of inner ear inflammation is usually viral but can certainly follow middle ear or inner ear surgery. Middle ear infections can also penetrate into the inner ear. ...Read more
See Integrative Dr.: Sibo can cause many things. The best bet is to consult with an integrative physician, who specializes in this near you. You had an appendectomy in the past, so this also plays into your equation. Let them go over your entire medical, surgical, trauma, stress history to give you the best answer on this. This is not a simple question. However you will get many good answers from your consult with the integrative doctor. ...Read more
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
Intestinal ulcers: Without being able to have access to your records and the tests that have been run it is impossible to say what is going on. Intestinal parasites seldom cause ulcerations, and would also have to ask where you have been to get parasites. You must be seeing a gastroenterologist. Have them continue their evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, lots: Not to make you paranoid, but there are countless things that cause disease. Many factors interact with our bodies in a way that can lead to disease. For example, a high salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which can lead to kidney and heart damage, and damage to other arteries (like stroke). Type 2 diabetes is another complicated disease that can have to do with weight gain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Espanol: Please check this site out for medical information in spanish: of consejos de salud para ti. ...Read more
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