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Parasitic infestation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   goodmorning I am a 25 yr old american female who is living in Madrid, Spain. Over xmas I took a trip to Thailand. While there I was sick. I assume it is from something I ate. After returning to madrid and seeing my dr many times he thinks I may have a parasite. However he is unable to find it even after 6 stool samples. He treats anyways with flagyl. A week after finishing the flagyl my symptoms seem to subside. I then notice that my tongue is white. He thinks it may be candidiasis and prescribes nystatin. This gives me diarrhea. I have a decreased appetite and I often feel cramping or pain after eating. What further tests could I have to discover what may be wrong? I just want to feel healthy again!!
Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read it
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   How frequent is the symptoms?
Doctor :  
over a month or week for eg.
User :   the symptoms have been present since january typically i feel sick once per week
User :   sometimes for one day sometimes longer
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
How about fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you see any changes in the stool?
User :   i am either constipated or have diarrhea there is not much in between
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Any change in the appearance of stools?
User :   what i am wondering is if there are any tests or means of recognizing the problem that the dr may not have trues
User :   tried
Doctor :   Yes you shall have to go for it

Doctor :  
I shall explain you about that
Doctor :  
There are 3 forms
User :   ok
Doctor :  
which you should get done
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