I have had GI problems, fatigue and depression for a long time.
My stool analysis from Great Smokey Labs showed the presence of Klebsiella pneumoniae .
Can Klebsiella pneumoniae make you very ill? Can it cause depression, or malabsorption? If you have had it for 10 years or more, what type of damage can it cause ?
How is it best treated if you have had a infection for a long time?
Bacterial GI infections normally can be treated with antibiotics. There should be a culture and sensitivity report, with a list of antibiotics that the bacteria should be sensitive to. If you take one of these antibiotics, it should clear the infection.
I am not aware of an association with depression.
Malabsorption can be evaluated via the appropriate stool studies, or with blood tests to evaluate for celiac disease.
As for long-term damage, I would consider a colonoscopy that can thoroughly evaluate the lower GI tract.
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Hi I also have klebsiella pneumonia 4 plus. 2 weeks of cipro, came back a week later. Again 2 weeks of cipro came back again. How long should I stay on the antibiotic? I don't notice any relief until the 10th or11th day of the antibiotic. What do you think? Distention in stomach, burping, constipation gets horrible.
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