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Possible Stomach Infection?

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  • Posted By: arbguy
  • April 22, 2012
  • 05:54 AM

Hi,

I am a 28 year old male with no previous history of any digestive disorder. I suddenly got a bout of diarrhea about 6 weeks ago, the symptoms include bloating, slight nausea, rumbling in the stomach and a bowel movement soon after meals. I had about 3-4 bowel movements a day usually within 30 minutes after a meal. The stools are soft, but not completely watery and begin to disintegrate in the water soon. They often contain undigested food.

After waiting for a week I visited a general physician who prescribed the immodium, probiotic yogurts and advised me to drink a lot of water. When this didn't help, I visited a gastroenterologist who put me on prilosec 40mg daily and had blood work done. The blood work showed normal levels of CBC and differential, electrolytes and came negative for celiac disease, negative Reticulin Abs, Endomysial Abs, Cerevisiae Ab IgA/G and NSA, IBS. The prilosec reduced bloating and the number of bowel movements, however the symptoms would again reappear after a few days. After two more weeks of this I went back to the gastro who had an endoscopy done, which didn't show any ulcers or tumors, I am now waiting for the results of the biopsy. My question is what could this be? I have had no history of digestive problems and so I am suspecting some kind of infection, possibly Hpylori, but the symptoms seem to be mild compared to typical Hpylori symptoms that I have been reading on these forums.

Thanks,
arbguy

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  • Hi, I am a 28 year old male with no previous history of any digestive disorder. I suddenly got a bout of diarrhea about 6 weeks ago, the symptoms include bloating, slight nausea, rumbling in the stomach and a bowel movement soon after meals. I had about 3-4 bowel movements a day usually within 30 minutes after a meal. The stools are soft, but not completely watery and begin to disintegrate in the water soon. They often contain undigested food. After waiting for a week I visited a general physician who prescribed the immodium, probiotic yogurts and advised me to drink a lot of water. When this didn't help, I visited a gastroenterologist who put me on prilosec 40mg daily and had blood work done. The blood work showed normal levels of CBC and differential, electrolytes and came negative for celiac disease, negative Reticulin Abs, Endomysial Abs, Cerevisiae Ab IgA/G and NSA, IBS. The prilosec reduced bloating and the number of bowel movements, however the symptoms would again reappear after a few days. After two more weeks of this I went back to the gastro who had an endoscopy done, which didn't show any ulcers or tumors, I am now waiting for the results of the biopsy. My question is what could this be? I have had no history of digestive problems and so I am suspecting some kind of infection, possibly Hpylori, but the symptoms seem to be mild compared to typical Hpylori symptoms that I have been reading on these forums. Thanks, arbguyHi there mate,I'm 24 and basicaly was in Olympian shape prior to Feb 1st where i caught what was later found to be a gastro and it just crumbled ever since. I had no history prior to that event , the only time i threw up was a long 5 years before and it was because of an intoxication and then that day came where it happened. Ever since i've been feeling bloated , inconsistent bowel movement and every discomfort you can think off. I am closely followed since it is the second time i return from Afghanistan , so trust me i can handle alot of pain and can't stand feel weak. What i've been told is that it is a mix of things( yeah i know , how accurate....) First mate, look how your daily routine might have changed either radically or evolved into something that make you feel uneasy, like a new climax at work , new responsibilities, co-workers, all those things taken individually can be managed but when added to inner physical problem leads to obsession. So they did no tell me it's in my head , but yes at the same time it is (let me explain more) , your digestive system is not controlled by you directly as you can't tell your stomach to empty itself as lifting a finger. But it is connected to your nervous system, i know first hand that upon an intense stress trigger the first reflex of the digestive tract is to empty itself (both ends, ex: often when a soldier is hit or have an intense trauma it happens..) So the only thing you can do to help inconsistency is reduce stress, some pills helps redirect your system in the right direction , like re-training your digestion and adjusting.Keep looking with your doctor , but you might want to expand with him/her about your current state in life. As male between 20 and 30 are prone to develop a lot of chronic problems based on rapid changes in life. And by the way if you had stool samples taken im sure at 99% that they checked for traces of HP and Colostrum Difficile as they checked that for me as well. Write me up anytime if you'd like to know more about my treatment. Cheers mate.
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