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Sphincter of Oddi & Giardia

A: I read your previous post, and given the timeframes (you were in the US when it started) it seems unlikely that Giardia is the cause, but, I don''t think it''s unreasonable to give it a try and see.   there is a test for Giardia (stool exam for parasites) that wouldn''t require that you to take the Flagil for no reason. Giving meds to see if you have a disorder without doing the diagnostic test makes no sense at all to me. Also, if you do have a Giardia infection be prepared to hear from your local health department. In some states they get all hinkey about it. me getting it again. I...


what Is Feline giardia?

A: Giardia or Giardasis is one of the most common diseases which is caused due to contact with contaminated water in the United States of America, and occurs owing to a single celled parasite termed as Giardia lamblia. This condition is typified by intestinal signs which can last for a range of periods, for a week to several months. symptoms of this disease are diarrhoea, stomach cramps, tiredness, bloating etc and at a severe stage might include loose motions, gassiness in the stomach etc. Feline giardia is giardia in cats that have contracted

Recurring flu symptoms, or something else?

A: Dear Reader, It sounds like you have your hands full (and your toilets for that matter). You are right to be concerned. First things first, contacting your health care provider is an excellent idea. It is especially important to follow-up with a pediatrician regarding your children. Vomiting and diarrhea can lead to dehydration; children are especially susceptible to dehydration. You and your wife are, too! Read this for more information on the signs and symptoms of dehydration. It''s not clear from your letter if your whole family is becoming ill at exactly the same time, or if


metronidazole whats it for

A: "GENERIC NAME: metronidazole BRAND NAME: Flagyl DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Metronidazole is an antibiotic effective against anaerobic bacteria and certain parasites. Anaerobic bacteria are single-celled, living organisms that thrive in environments in which there is little oxygen (anaerobic environments) and can cause disease in the abdomen (bacterial peritonitis), liver (liver abscess), and pelvis (abscess of the ovaries and the Fallopian tubes). Giardia lamblia and ameba are intestinal parasites that can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea in infected individuals. Trichomonas is a vaginal parasite that causes...


what causes food poisoning?

A: According to WebMD (link attached), there are over 250 diseases that cause food poisoning. these include pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites. Salmonella is one of many causes of foodborne illness (aka food poisoning) and is a bacterial infection that can be passed on to humans from domestic and wild animals, including poultry, pigs, cattle, and pets. But most often, it is caused by drinking unpasteurized milk or by eating undercooked poultry and poultry products such as eggs. Any food prepared on surfaces contaminated by raw chicken or turkey can also become tainted with salmonella. Less


Only symptom has been diarrhea for 3.5 weeks

A: Do you think the rice, applesauce and chicken breast -- (sounds like the BRAT diet), do you think it really makes a difference? Did you change your diet and the symptoms started up again? I feel confident that the enemas will help you. are you taking oral meds? it. I had UC, in remission for 10 years, and then had chronic diarrhea with weight loss. It turned out to be the start of a severe flare. I never thought it was UC as the 10 years of UC I always had constipation. I thought maybe


I have had on and off for about a month , loose stools. It seems to have white mucus substance in it that looked likeworms until I got a closer look. Also, there is what looks like seaweed broken up in large amounts .

A: Hello,Welcome to the forum. I can understand your concern regarding your symptoms. Loose stools along with mucussubstance is common in certain medical conditions, all of which need to be evaluated one by one. the firstpossibility is of giardiasis. It is an infection of the small intestine by a parasite called Giardia lamblia.It is caused by the ingestion of infective cysts and may occur with poor hygiene or sanitation, water bornetransmission and fecal oral transmission. the typical symptoms are...

Help me deal with the cramps while I wait to see the doc!

A: anonymous posted">> Stool softeners work a little too well, can''t you get them in a children''s dose? Cut them in half? Also, maybe try a strong cup of coffee or espresso drink....


what would cause an older man to have gastrointestinal distress: upset stomach, frequent bathroom trips for years?

A: there are lots and lots of possible causes. So have they done biopsies? Checked for infectious organisms? Done serology (blood work) for gluten-sensitive enteropathy? C. difficile, Giardia, worms? When you say they checked for celiac, did they specifically do the blood test for celiac? there are a lot of people who think they do or don''t have celiac but haven''t had the blood test for it. And they''ve definitely done biopsies? If it has been happening for years,...


when & what tests needed for pre-diabetes?

A: Your fasting blood glucose is generally considered to be within the pre-diabetes range. An HbA1c test does not require fasting. Glycosolated hemoglobin that it measures is a proxy for your average blood glucose level over the past several weeks. Recent news is that an expert committee suggests that 6.5% or more indicates diabetes, and 6.0% to 6.5% indicates high risk for diabetes. You may want to increase exercise and lose excess body fat[*] in order to try to slow down or halt the progression to diabetes (or get better control with less medication if progression to diabetes cannot be prevented). Also, choose carbohydrate foods carefully, favoring fibrous low glycemic carbohydrates over...

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