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Traveling abroad and Bloody diarrhea? – Amebiasis Symptoms Checker

 

Amebiasis is a disease because of a parasite, Entamoeba histolyitica. Although this infection exists globally, it is more common in countries lacking the necessary clean water supplies.

Entamoeba histolytica is a parasite widespread globally. When people acquire the parasite in several possible ways, they develop its disease “amebiasis.” Despite that this infection also exists in the United States, it is much more common in developing countries that lack a separation between human excrements and their food and water supplies.

Luckily, most amebiasis cases will not have any symptoms; therefore, these patients tend to be asymptomatic. When symptoms exist, they usually manifest in the gastrointestinal tract, like in the colon with diarrhea.

Several other symptoms and manifestations are possible with this disease. For example, a severe type of amebiasis like a colon perforation; the parasite can also infect other organs outside the gastrointestinal tract, causing life-threatening complications, such as in the liver, lungs, heart, brain, and more.

There are nowadays numerous techniques for diagnosing this disease. It is important to confirm the infection to start treatment right away. Most of the time, the treatment would involve oral drugs and no-need for staying in a healthcare setting. However, depending on the severity, there may be the necessity of either staying in a hospital or even requiring surgery.

People could prevent having this infection by applying effective measures. This infection spreads through something doctors call the “fecal-oral” route. In light of this, people can acquire the parasite (hence, the infection) by ingesting food and/or water contaminated with it.

The route also includes eating food handled by a person with its hands contaminated by the parasite. Therefore, eating cooked food and drinking clean water is of paramount significance in preventing this infection. It is important to point out that people can acquire this infection too through sexual intercourse, especially in oral-anal practices.

This tool is an Amebiasis Symptoms Checker. It gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for this infection.

Only one out of ten people with this parasite in their stool samples will develop any symptoms. So, most people just carry and pass the disease; exclusively, 10% of them will manifest amebiasis.

Certain groups of people are especially keener to develop the disease, such as pregnant women, young patients, patients with certain drug treatments, or inadequate nutrition. Consequently, it is important to take care of them, as they may have this disease more frequently and/or severely.

Although for diagnosing this disease, a doctor requires several laboratory exams (like microscopy, culture, serologic testing, and polymerase chain reaction assay). The symptoms of this disease tend to be somewhat characteristic. Still, many other infectious and non-infectious diseases could cause them too.

This tool does not replace the necessary exams or assessment by a doctor for its accurate diagnosis. However, this tool gathers questions that aim to find the most characteristic symptoms, signs, and risk factors for this disease; it would mostly focus on the most common manifestation, amebic colitis. Hence, the tool will tell anybody who uses it the likelihood that their symptoms are because of amebiasis’s most common way to manifest, although there are other possibilities.

Keep in mind that other diseases could also mimic the symptoms or risk factors in this tool; consequently, an adequate assessment would be further necessary in the case of this tool, resulting in positive. Despite this fact, the tool will provide its user with a likelihood of their symptoms being caused by the most common form of amebiasis. Using it is free and would only take a few minutes.

  • Question of

    Do you have less than 10 or more than 75 years?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you are pregnant?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have been diagnosed with HIV?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you receptive during anal intercourse?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you currently take steroid treatment every day and have done it for more than thirty days at least? (Some of the most common steroid treatments include Prednisolone, Betamethasone, Dexamethasone, Hydrocortisone, Methylprednisolone or Deflazacort)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have traveled abroad in the last three months?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have traveled abroad to South Asia, the Middle East, or South America in the last three months?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have stomach cramping? (Click yes if it has less than two weeks)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have stomach pain? (Click yes if it has less than two weeks)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    When evacuating, are you having loose feces (poop)? (Click yes if it has more than three days but less than two weeks)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have bloody/reddish feces? (Click yes if it has less than two weeks)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you have a fever? (preferably use a thermometer which needs to shows more than 101,3 °F or touch your forehead and determine if the temperature is increased)

    • Yes
    • No

Written by Dr. Esteban Kosak

Doctor of Medicine - MD Recently Graduated from Medical School and inspired to aid the global population during this situation. I think that we shall no longer be waiting to see a doctor when we feel sick. Several times we feel disease searches in Google drive us to a rabbit hole and come out thinking that we may die of cancer or something very serious, given that symptoms may seem to fit a wide variety of illnesses. Since I recently graduated from medical school. I have all the medical information fresh in my mind. My thorough experience as an expert researcher allows me to very-well known the different diseases and conditions that affect human bodies. Empowered by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). I think that we all can provide a grain of sand to help humanity. That's why we created Symptoms.Care a place where you can come and screen your symptoms and find what different illnesses can be related to them. Armed with the right information you can instantly, discretely, secure and from the comfort of your home talk with a Doctor that can Evaluate your Symptoms and help you seek the right treatment.

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