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Do people with giardia infection have a lot of pain?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: Giardiasis
People with giardia may have frequent belching, gas when eating, and abdominal cramping in addition to diarrhea but generally do not experience "a lot of pain".
Your pcp can check for giardia with a stool sample sent to a lab. Treatment is an antiprotozoal or antibiotic. If you have giardia, you may want to have your water source checked for it & treated if + use treated water for handwashing, etc.

In brief: Giardiasis
People with giardia may have frequent belching, gas when eating, and abdominal cramping in addition to diarrhea but generally do not experience "a lot of pain".
Your pcp can check for giardia with a stool sample sent to a lab. Treatment is an antiprotozoal or antibiotic. If you have giardia, you may want to have your water source checked for it & treated if + use treated water for handwashing, etc.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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