Ive seen 100s of posts about this , the following sulfur burp symptoms along with the oily yellow frothy diarrhea , abdominal pain , pain in the pit of the stomach , foul breathe and belching , bloating , lots of gas and general discomfort , I was wondering if anyone has been tested for Giardiasis or chronic giardiasis , Ive been searching for months for answers and this one seems to have all the symptoms of this massive freight train . Im currently having one of the spells right now , about 18 hours in , started with burps , vomiting at 5 hours in along with stomach pain and gas , general dehydration due to not being able to keep anything down ,. about 8 hours in massive diarrhea all liquid yellow oily and frothy looking , somtimes with pain sometimes without , so for now im on my gatorade and crackers diet to keep me fed and hydrated while i take immodium ad to calm down my intestines and slow this diarrhea down , presently its like every 5 mins i gotta go , . well heres the fact sheet on GIARDIASIS
Many children and adults infected with Giardia lamblia have no symptoms of giardiasis, even though they are infected and the parasite is present in their feces. These people can pass the infection to others.
The most common symptoms of giardia include:
Diarrhea, usually lasting 7 to 10 days. It can last longer but can also get better within 2 to 4 days. There first may be a large amount of watery diarrhea followed later by greasy, foul-smelling stools that may float. This is a sign that fat is not being digested properly and instead is being passed from the body in the stool.
Abdominal cramps or tenderness.
Nausea and loss of appetite.
Passing more gas or having more bloating than usual.
People often do not seek treatment for these symptoms. In most cases, the symptoms gradually get better on their own. But if giardiasis is not treated during the first episode of symptoms, the illness may become a long-term (chronic) problem.
People with chronic giardiasis have bouts of diarrhea that come and go along with the other common symptoms of giardiasis. These episodes alternate between periods of constipation and normal bowel movements, and they last only a few days at a time. Because of this, many people do not seek treatment. Other symptoms of chronic giardiasis include:
Loose, soft, greasy stools (not always watery or liquid). Sometimes the stools may be foul-smelling or foamy and are often passed in small amounts.
Discomfort in the abdomen or pit of the stomach that is often worse after a meal.
Belly cramps, bloating, or pain.
Passing more gas than usual.
Persistent bad breath or belching that sometimes smells of sulfur.
General feeling of discomfort or illness (malaise), weakness, or fatigue.
Symptoms in children
Young children with giardiasis may show no symptoms other than a failure to grow and gain weight normally. If a child does have other symptoms, they may include:
Pale, foamy, foul-smelling diarrhea.
Weight loss or lack of appetite.
Belly pain, nausea, or vomiting.
Nutritional deficiencies caused by not being able to absorb certain nutrients.
Breast-feeding is thought to help protect infants from giardia infection. Breast milk contains nutrients that may kill the parasite.1
The symptoms of giardiasis are common to numerous other intestinal infections. The duration of the symptoms and a test to detect the parasite may be the only ways to distinguish between these diseases.
What is the treatment usually if you do have that? Ive been having the sulfur burps, watery stool that floats, really bad abdominal pains, and much worse after eating. I have had this quite a few times before but i never got it checked out but i called the doctors today and they said i need to go to the ER within a few hours. Any advice?
I'm going through this same thing now 3rd day in bed, this is my 6th or 7th attack ,the first 2 put me in the hospital , they basically told me nothing , each time it was less severe, this one is the 2nd worst attack, it came on during a job in a private home it was embarrassing, I have been searching this for some time and finally pined it down to giardiasis, I have a Dr appointment on the 14th , I'm seeing many posts on these symptoms , I always thought parasites but didn't want to admit it and thought it would go away, I'll let you know diagnosis, but for the rest of you with these symptoms get checked for giardiasis
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