Amoebiasis

What is Amoebiasis?

It is a protozoal infection of gastrointestinal tract characterised by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, blood in the stool etc. Treatment is Metronidazole, Tinidazole, Secnidazole, chloroquine, tetracycline, ornidazole etc.

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my mother was been discharged from the hospital diagnosed of having amoebiasis,she is still very week and every time she drink the antibiotic she suffer from a terrible stomach pain.is that normal?it's very difficult for her to move her arms,it's kind of numb or painful.please advise me....many thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, I would like to inform you that antibiotics usually disturb the useful bacterial flora which help in the process of digestion and absorption.
This can result in abdominal discomfort.

She should take pre and probiotics. These helps to...

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i have 2 and half months old baby. he cries a lot before passing stool. his stool colour is reddish brown.he is passing mucous as well. i am not getting enough breast milk so i have started him fresh cow's milk. i am concerned as he cries a lot. my doctor thinks he has got amoebiasis.

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hi, the cry is because of the infection there is increase of local temperature near the anal area and hence during doing potty the infected potty causes burning and itching so the kids cry during doing it. to reduce it you can give him more water with fluids.

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Can I take satrogyl 10 tablets a month for chronic amoebiasis for ever endlessly

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Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,Mathurd57
Welcome to HCM.
I am Dr Rakesh Sharma answering your question.
It is very disturbing to know that you have been suffering form chronic amoebiasis, for such along time.
Before committing any thing about dose of satrogyl , I...

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Hello..2 weeks ago my son suffered from amoebiasis,then a couple of days ago he had some loose watery stool.i had it examined and it revealed +3 fat globules, +4 bacteria but no parasite or ova seen..the pediatrician advised me to switch his milk to a lactose free one but my 16 month old son won't drink it.

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As Report of stool examination Shows infective diarrhoea needs antibiotic treatment and it is not to need to give baby lactose Fred milk because stool Report is not showing that baby is having lactose intolerance ok

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hi, good evening.. my daughter suffering diarrhea early this morning.. her stool was color green and there no solid on it.. she was diagnose of amoebiasis when she was a months old.. i just thought that it is possible that it urn back because of what she eat?!! its sunday here and no clinic are available for laboratory. i planned to give her cotrimoxazole?!

doctor1 MD

Hello dear

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have gone through your concern in depth .

* Recommendations for better recovery

- Allow her plenty of liquids .
- Soft , light diet at intervals .
- Avoid junk foods , dairy fat , chocolates , biscuits , excess ghee etc .
- Antibiotic with metronidazole...

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hi,am 20 yrs old, 2days ago my doctor told tat i have amoebiasis and i had fever and i hav pain in my stomach and i hav semisolid stool, pure yellow colur,whether it is amoeba or what? if it is, how many days it would take to completely cure? my doctor gave me medicine for 5 days and what should i eat during amoebiasis?? plz reply me!

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I can understand your problem I do not think that this is Amebiasis, if you have start the treatment then complete the course in case of Amebiasis this takes five days to cure with the proper anti protozoa drugs hope this information helps you take care and have nice...

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Hi, recently I was affected by amoebiasis along with blood in the stool and my doctor prescribed me Ornof, Bestozyme and 3 doses of Zentel. After that, blood in the stool has stopped, however, I am having pain on the right side of stomach, right chest and lower abdomen. Also, I am having severe nausea and headache. Could this be amoebic liver abscess or any other complication due to amoebiasis?

doctor1 MD

Hi thanks for contacting health care magic.....

Noted you had amebic dysentery and given correct treatment for it.....
As dysentery leads to ulcer in colon , so right side pain can be there ....If Colitis is there by ameba then also pain can occur....

As the pain is on right side rule out amebic...

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i have a 4 year old grandson who is suffering from stomach ache and loose bowel movement. stool analysis showed amoeba E. Coli 0-2/hpf, pus cells at 5-10/hpf among others. what is the diagnosis, is he suffering from amoebiasis and what is the treatment,

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Respected user, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly .
* Diagnosis is Amoebiasis ( Amoebic dysentery ) , infection caused by any of
the amoebas of the Entamoeba group , symptoms are most common
through infection by E.Histolytica . Amoeba of E.Coli is also one of the
8 amoeba causing amoebiasis ,...

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i am male aged 46 years. i was suffering from amoebiasis at age 16-18 years. the problem was controlled that time. Since past 4-5 years i am suffering from cronic dysentery, although we are drinking RO water. in every 2-3 month my stomach is getting disturbed. i am feeling little choking in my throat. lot of belch and gas is passing. 4-5 motions are there. normal drugs like metronidazole is giving a littelr relief for 2-3 days. after 15- 20 days medicine it is controlling. in normal course motion is passing 2-3 times. since past few months I am taking curd and having some relief.
i read somewhere this problem is caused due sulpher eating bacteria in colon ? is it true and its medicine.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini, Gastroenterologist and I am pleased to answer your query.

You are having symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease and chronic diarrhea.
Chronic diarrhea is not synonymous with amoebiasis.

I would like to have some more information...

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I am suffering from Amoebiasis by last 13 days. where mucus is coming in stool. I have used Norflox TZ twice for 5 days but it could not resolve the problem. then I started PrePro of Fortus company twice for 5 days that could resolve little but not complete. What I have to do and what medicine I should take? Please help me out.

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thank for your query.
Noted the history of suffering from Amoebiasis for the last 13 days, mucus in stool, used Norflox TZ but the problem is not resolved, Prepro also did not help, wants to know what to do next.
Your history indicates that there may be an associated problem particularly...

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Recent questions on  Amoebiasis

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Hello doctor, I am suffering from severe Diarrohea. Have taken Norflox TZ. Is in control now. But since I very easily get Diarrohea want to know if I should do the amoebic dysentry test. My stool is always soft and sticky and constipated and seems to contain mucuous.

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... i m patient having a problem of amoebiasis problem from last 5 years. Recently i have undergone through colonoscopy .Report is normal but stll i m facing the problem re garding motions. Please help

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Hello sir, since past 3-4 days, I am having unformed stools (sometimes small traces of undigested food passing out). I don't have lose motion but am finding it difficult to pass stools and mucus is passing out at times. I go five to six times in a day but very little amount, if any, passes out. The stools are on the softer side. My stomach remains distended and at times little gurgling sound comes from the stomach. There are minor muscular cramps on the lower left side and lower right side of the body. It is a very uneasy feeling where you want to defecate but can't do so. I have some I am living in a hostel. I contacted a doctor, who is an acquaintance in my hometown, who suggested that I am having Amoebiasis and has told me to consume a medicine called Brakke for three days, twice daily. Could you please confirm if I am likely to have amoebiosis? I have tried roughage sources like apples, laxatives like isabgol etc. but these are not working.

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hi
I M 62 YEARS MALE TAKING ENTROQUINOL TAB.SINCE LAST 10YEARS IT SUITS ME I HAVE AMOEBIASIS EARLIER GIARDIASIS IF I DONOT TAKE ENTROQUINOL
I FEEL CONSTIPATION THOUGH I HAVE TO REPEAT ITS COURSE OF 21TABS EVERY AFTER 15 DAYS NOW IT IS NOT AVAILABLE WHAT CAN I TAKE

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my brother has had heavy diarrhea for a day, he has taken medicines such as pepto bismol and ammonium to no avail. He also has a severe stomach ache.

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while i was trying to shit - there was no stool instead a transparent mucus coming out passed along with gas - this is the first time that this happens to me. should i be worried and why did this happen?

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hi i am currently taking metronidazole for an amoebiasis . i am on day 4 of 7 (3x 500 mg per day) and since yesterday I am experiencing mild pain in the penis head. could it be a side effect of the medication?

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