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Why did it take months for my bowels to return to normal following a salmonella infection, even after the salmonella was cleared from my stool?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hi! Infections of

any kind can do physical damage.
As a result, pain, irritation, and other symptoms can persist even after the bugs themselves are completely cleared. In the case of intestinal infections, those symptoms may include diarrhea, gas, and difficulty digesting dairy products and sometimes fats and beans. Watch your diet and be patient. All will be right in the end! Dr. Anne

In brief: Hi! Infections of

any kind can do physical damage.
As a result, pain, irritation, and other symptoms can persist even after the bugs themselves are completely cleared. In the case of intestinal infections, those symptoms may include diarrhea, gas, and difficulty digesting dairy products and sometimes fats and beans. Watch your diet and be patient. All will be right in the end! Dr. Anne
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