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How serious is Amoebic Infection in stool? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor:How are you?
User:i have done annual check up
Doctor:Do you want to discuss the results?
User:one of the obersvation in stool test is Histolytica
User:Amoebic Infection
User:how serious is this and is it cureable?
Doctor:This is not something serious
Doctor:Its in fact something very common and very curable
Doctor:You would need a course of antibiotics
Doctor:and you'd be fine
User:ok can you sggest the same pls
Doctor:These are prescription drugs XXXXXXX
Doctor:You would need to see a physician in person to get a prescription
User:ok so i need to get from?
User:my local dr?
Doctor:A general physician can also help
User:right now i cant see symptoms
Doctor:I understand
User:however once i complete the course
Doctor:But sometimes, this can migrate to liver and cause an abscess
Doctor:So thats why its better to treat it
User:how do i need to ensure that everything is fine
Doctor:You need to get a repeat stool analysis
Doctor:No more cysts would be fine
Doctor:In addition to the antibiotics
User:ok great thanks
Doctor:you would also need to stop outside food and water
User:also can you sugget what should i avoid eating?
Doctor:Thats how you got this infection
User:in this senerio?
Doctor:Just any food from outside
Doctor:You can have all home made food
Doctor:Also, no water from outside
User:little spicy food?
User:as i like it
Doctor:no problem
Doctor:Just it should be home made
User:ok thanks a lot thats it
User:thanks for your help
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
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