I have bouts of lower left abdomen pain accompanied by lower back pain, cramping, constipation and nausea. I can't even eat sometimes bc I get so nauseous. Doc determined it's IBS but I am wondering if anyone has similar symptoms with a different diagnosis?
Hi, if all the organic causes for the pain have been ruled out, then a diagnosis of IBS is made. Amoebiasis is an infection, which can cause similar symptoms. It is a type of gastroenteritis (gastro) and is a cause of diarrhoea among travellers to developing countries. Amoebiasis is defined as the infection by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. The clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic infection, diarrhoea and dysentery to fulminant colitis and peritonitis as well as extraintestinal amoebiasis. Treatment for uncomplicated cases of amebiasis generally consists of a ten-day course of metronidazole given by mouth. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Regards.
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