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Suffering from upset stomach and abdominal pain. Stool test shows cysts on entamoeba coli. Meaning?

I have been suffering from an upset stomach for a few days now. I travel a lot and thus happen to have a lot of outside-food. Bowel movements are now inconsistent with a pain in the abdomen after passing stool. It lasts for a maximum of half an hour. Stool test indicates cysts on entamoeba coli. No occult blood or mucus present. What does this indicate? PM
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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You are having intestinal Amoebiasis as cyst are present in stool along with pain in abdomen and loose motions. Many cyst passers are asymptomatic and do not need treatment but active disease that is presence of trophozoits.

You should consult a Physician it can be treated avoiding eating at nonhygienic eating places.prescription drugs(Metronidazole) easily ,but prevention is very important you have to use potable water and avoiding eating at nonhygienic eating places.

Good luck to you.

Take care

Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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