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Intestinal Amoebiasis

Intestinal amoebiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoa Entamoeba histolytica, the symptoms of which include loose stools, abdominal cramps, and abdominal pain. It can lead to fatal complications like abscess, infection, and death. People living in regions or places with poor sanitation, immunocompromised individuals, and homosexual males have an increased risk of developing this condition. A ten-day course of Metronidazole helps treat amoebiasis along with the surgical management of complications like intestinal perforations if needed.

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Kindly suggest the health consequences caused due to the tiny worms present during bathing.

Query: Hi doctor, I took a bath this evening and when I came out, I saw some tiny worms in the bath. I swiped the bottom of the bath using tissue and I saw them moving. I feel very disgusted. What are the health consequences that happen due to this issue?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to the statement, you have seen some worms in your bathtub during bathing. You want to know the health-related hazards due to the presence of worms in the bathing water. It is difficult to predict the type of worms present there and ...  Read Full »

Is chewing sponge an indication of any deficiency in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 11 years old, is found to chew sponge. She will not swallow but used to chew it. Could it be due to any deficiency? Otherwise, she is normal and healthy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 11 year old child chewing sponge could be due to two possible reasons which are as follows; This could be a habitual thing. It has been noticed in some children that they have a habit of chewing things, lip-smacking, making noisy sounds during breathing, etc. For these...  Read Full »

I have amoebiasis and recurrent diarrhea even after taking Metronidazole for ten days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with amoebiasis and was prescribed Metronidazole for ten days. After ten days, I still have diarrhea. I underwent a stool test again recently. The results are normal, except I have fat globules and a few yeast cells. Why do I have recurrent diarrhea?  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am reviewing your case history and attached file (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you soon.   Read Full »

What is amebiasis? What is the clinical test for amebiasis?

Query: Hi doctor, It seems that I have intestinal parasites. Even after the use of some broad-spectrum medications, it has not subsided. Furthermore, when I do testing at any clinic, it comes back with a negative result. What should I do? Would you please give your opinion?  Read Full »

Dr. Yasmin Yusuf Zai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be having chronic amoebiasis. I suggest you take a complete course of Metrogyl (Metronidazole), antacid, diet restrictions, and Diclofenac for severe pain. It will take time for your symptoms to sudside. Take care.  Read Full »

Please suggest some treatment for my stomach problem.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28 year old female. I am suffering from stomach problems. The symptoms include gas trouble, acidity, high frequency of passing stools, stools are slightly dark in color and do not float (stools are smelly though). When I have irritating feeling in my stomach, lower abdomen, along...  Read Full »

Dr. Rathee Rahul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what you have described, your clinical history, symptoms, and the test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you have not been given the complete treatment which is required for your ailment. I guess an accurate and precise diagnos...  Read Full »

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