Intestinal Infections Often Recur.?
good morning, i suffer from intestinal infection. has been checked several times but still relapsing. Do I need to check the lab?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Intestinal infections occur when there are bacteria, viruses or parasites that multiply in the intestine causing symptoms such as abdominal pain, heartburn, diarrhea, slimy and / or bloody stools, decreased appetite, bloating, and nausea and vomiting.
In your case, the problem is that these symptoms can also occur due to other diseases, such as:
Inflammatory bowel disease Stomach acid disease Gastric irritation Irritable bowel syndrome
Therefore, it needs to be confirmed again whether your diagnosis has been right or not. Because heartburn can recur, but infection should not. Our advice, if you have been examined several times but by a different doctor, you should try to check yourself with the same doctor to be evaluated and compared between your conditions before and after treatment, as well as so that your doctor considers the possibility of disease other if proven treatment does not produce results.
If you have already been to the same doctor but not to an internist, this time go to an internist, and if you already have an internist, you might consider going to another internist to get a second opinion. Then you compare which of these doctors you want to continue treatment with and continue to control regularly. As for the lab check, this will only be done if indeed your doctor thinks that it is necessary. Because there are a lot of lab checks and not all of them are continuous with your illness.
In essence, the examination is mandatory, and sometimes, just one examination is not enough to treat because there are so many diseases that are not typical and can be treated in one treatment. Therefore you should routinely go back to the doctor who treated you, and ask in more detail what you should avoid in the future.
Meanwhile, avoid foods that are spicy, sour, oily, coffee, tea, do not delay eating, and keep your food and hands clean. So, hopefully answering your question.