Gut flora

What is Gut flora?

Certain micro organisms present in the intestines of animals called Gut flora. These micro organisms get energy from the undigested food especially carbohydrates present in the intestine. Gut flora perform a useful functions such as preventing growth of harmful bacteria, producing the vitamins for the host.

Questions and answers on "Gut flora"

I have had diarrhea for over a month now. It started when i had an abscess on my hemorrhoid and I went to a doctor and was given antibiotics. Now i have mild to medium pain in my lower right abdomen, and it just started, any thoughts

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Brief Answer:
Antibiotic associated gut flora depletion.

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Usually broad spectrum antibiotics are used to treat abcess.These antibiotic usually disrupts the good flora of gut hence causes loose...

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last time when I consulted you, the symptoms were diary product allergy, moderately loose stools and gas trouble. I Have recovered from diary product allergy. Now I am able to drink milk and milk products. The current problem is inconsistent bowel movements, poorly formed stools,gas and mild nausea. The stool is moderately loose most of the times. Sometimes stool is very thin. Most of the days , I have two bowel movements. one in morning and the other in afternoon.since last two weeks I am having a mild nausea. I am not able to concentrate much and work on computer.
I consulted another doctor . he is thinking that I have acute gastritis.
So he gave me Superia DSR (Domperidone(30mg),Rabeprazole(20mg))(1--0--1)Daily. I continued it for 1 week without any benefits. So doctor gave me another capsule in addition to 'superia DSR' called Mebeverine 200mg. when I started taking mebeverine , it gave me watery stools. So I stopped mebeverine.
I don't know what to do now . In the biopsy report done 2 months back , its suspected that I have chrons disease or some inflammation in the intestine.
PS: I haven't completed the H.Pylori eradication course because after 6 days , I started having dizziness and nausea due to high dosage of antibiotics.
what is the ideal value of CRP. I am having 5.4 in the report
I have started taking Digestive enzymes.
The name of the brand is AristoZyme syrup.
Since i started taking this medicine,my stools are well formed.
right now i don't have gas trouble too.
I am having only one bowel movement per day.
I don't know whether this will cure the underlying cause.
what do you recommend?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most likely irritable bowel.

Detailed Answer:
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Firstly thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
Have gone through all your reports in details.You have been thoroughly investigated and on the basis of these reports the most likely possible cause for all your symptoms is...

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Hello Doctor,
Can you share you're professional opinion on Probiotis & Prebiotics in regards to myself. I will explain.
I am a 63 yr. old female with hx. of Colonic Inertia. I am Iyr. s/p Total colectomy with Anastomosis to Rectum. In addition I have had Open Abdominal Surgery for Small Bowel Obstruction & Strangulated Hernia as wee as Post Op Adhesions. I will see my GI MD in two weeks. I was told i need to follow low-fiber diet, but still continue with this constant diarrhea. I would appreciate you're thought's. Thank You,Sincerely, XXXXXXX Madola

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Prebiotic stimulate the growth of gut flora probiotic containsthat flora!

Detailed Answer:

According to NCBI-
Gut flora is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans. The intestinal microflora is a complex ecosystem containing over 400...

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I was just diagnosed with low or intermediate risk prostate cancer. I can't remember when sometime after my biopsy or diagnosis I started to get mild abdominal pain. It started down in very lower abdomen then moved upwards - I have had it for well over a month I am taking medication for IBS - maybe it helped a little. It migrates around though there are some spots that will have a bit sharper pain now and then. Right now it seems to be mostly lower abdomen and a lower right spot. Sometimes feels a bit gassy. Could it be from the enlarged prostate (ultra sound said moderatley enlarged prostate. Anyideas

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Prostate cancer commonly metastasizes to the bones and lymph nodes only.Its spread to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is rare. A revent case report reports...

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Yesterday morning i saw some black or dark pieces in my stool . i thought it was vegetables cause i ate abit of leafy vegetables day before. but last night i suddenly had bout of gas attack . and my stomach grumble abit before i slept. this morning my stool looked a weird color. kind of dark greenish brown ? and abit mushy. had like black tiny spots too . what could this be. planning to visit my gp tomorrow cause its abit late already

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Deplenished gut flora.

Detailed Answer:
Most likely you arehaving Gastroenteritis with Gastritis due to mild indigestion.Gut flora is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans. The intestinal microflora is a complex ecosystem containing...

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hello I have been taking antibiotics for 3 years with a 1 year gap after the first year for acne, could taking antibiotics have permanently damaged my gut flora? can it ever be restored? because I have seen links of bad gut health to mental illnesses and other health issues. Thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It can, but mostly temporary; yes there is a link sir, you are right

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Some antibiotics can cause a few adverse...

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How long does e-Coli last in your system? Will probiotics help?

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Brief Answer:
E.coli is a part of gut flora.

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Escherichia coli bacteria normally live in the intestines of human.Most E. coli are harmless and actually are an...

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I am a 40 year old female with a significant history of abdominal surgeries. I have had gasteic bypass and then several years later developed a intusseption that required a small bowel resection as well as revision of the bypass. I started on antibiotics for a UTI on nov 8 and 4 days later developed diarrhea and I didn’t even know I was going. I had to wear disposable underwater as it occurred while I was up and about and again I never knew I was going. The stool was very soft and had a different odor then usual. This has continued for 28 days and when the bowel movements had cut back to wear I could wear regular clothing I had a lot of bloating and god awful smelling gas. Now it seems as though I am back to having bowel movement without realizing it when I am out and about. I even have the bowel movement every time I go to the bathroom at least 5 times a day. The stools are very soft . How serious could this be with my abdominal history?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I dont feel its related to your previous abdominal history.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Firstly thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
Have gone through your details and i appreciate your concerns.
As your problem is directly related to intake of antibiotic most likely you are...

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I just found out I have Blastocystis hominid: moderate from a stool test last October and 3 bacteria's. I started a course in Bactrim 8000 160 mg for 14 days. I haven't felt well since last February when the results of my saliva and poop tests showed my neurotransmitters and hormones were really all over the place. My doctor who is a functional doctor believes that I need to kill off these bugs and then continue with additional supplemental support for my health. I am taking pre and probiotics, support for my adrenals, and methylation support. thank you.....

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
There can be a number of reasons thorough evaluation is necessary.

Detailed Answer:
Hi ,
Most of the antibiotics release toxins which destroys the normal flora of gut.Gut flora is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans. The intestinal...

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Hi dr,

On friday around about 7:30pm I ate a Quarter Pounder burger from McDonald's mainly consisting of a beef paddy and cheese. A couple hours later I started to feel bloated and had some minor adominal cramps. On Saturday the cramps hurt a bit more and i've also been experiencing nausea but it's nothing major that doesn't allow me to do anything. It's now Sunday and I still have stomach pains but it's hard to distinguish between the feeling of hunger and stomach pains. I'm pretty sure I've got some form of food poisoning but I've have yet to have diarrhoea I have done a few poos but nothing that isn't solid or painful. How long does food poisoning tend to last and do you think it could get worse?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most likely she is having Gastroenteritis with Gastritis due to indigestion

Detailed Answer:
Most likely she is having Gastroenteritis with mild Gastritis due to indigestion.The main symptoms you probably have are watery diarrhea and vomiting. You might also have stomach pain,...

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