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Diarrhea And Hepatitis

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Some other products that are usually sold to treat constipation can also help with diarrhea. These products contain "soluble" fiber that adds bulk and absorbs water. This includes products like Metamucil, Citrucel, or other products that contain psyllium. 3. Alternative Therapies for Diarrhea: Acidophilus capsules (which contain helpful bacteria) can help restore normal digestion, especially when you are taking antibiotics. Some types of...
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Diarrhea for a Year

I am an HIV positive male, have a CD4 count of about 4 and a Viral Load of 160,000. I have had (sudden onset) diarrhea since July 13, 1998 (when I was staying in a hotel in London, England last summer) and I have been off all anti-HIV medication for...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Is the diarrhea due to Crohn's? If so there is specific treatment for Crohn's which is unrelated to anything we might try for HIV-related diarrhea. I don't think the use of antibiotics is do have something to lose and that... Read more »

hepatitis b and glutamine

Is it safe to recommend glutamine to help treat diarrhea in a pt with Hep B?Thanks!Karen Geronymo RDLD/N...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of antiretroviral medications.... Read more »

RE: HIV, Hepatitis, Mono?

I have had symptoms of lack of appetite, exhaustion, sore throat, and diarrhea. I was afraid of being exposed to the HIV virus but these symptoms occurred one day after I had unprotected sex. What are the possibilites of these being HIV,...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I sympathize with your anxiety. The symptoms of these three have substantial overlap, and this undescores the need for a careful evaluation and testing. One day after unprotected sex would be too soon for any of these viruses to be related to that... Read more »

Stages of Hepatitis B

HiI am a little confused about the stages of Hepatitis B. My doctor is a really nice person but seems a little shy to talk to me about my Hepatitis B. I get the impression that she thinks I am under a death sentence, but the things on the Internet...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Unfortunately, the one test that I need to know to tell you whether this is acute or not is not in your list.If there is a suspicion that someone has acute hepatitis B, the hepatitis B core IgM antibody should be drawn. If the Ig M is positive then... Read more »
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diarrhea, itching, pricking after sexual encounter without penile penetration

Posted by goodfriend, 1 Reply
50yo male, straight, theretofore healthy, more than ten years ago tested negative, one faithful female partner before and after that test . 3 weeks ago encounter with 40 yr old female of unknown HIV status, no sexual penetration, in fact did not... Read more »

diarrhea in hiv

Posted by anonymous123, 3 Replies
can diarrhea be the only symptom for hiv or do u have to have multiple symptoms? Read more »

Diarrhea Question (yeah sick..)

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
I've posted this before but got an incorrect answer (the person believed I was already infected and was experiencing this because of meds).

So I post once again. Diarrhea AS A SYMPTOM, how bad is it normally. ON and OFF? Does it give you several bowl... Read more »

AIDS related diarrhea

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS-related diarrhea? I am interested in learning more about its
prevalence, causes and possible treatments. Any feedback is
welcome. Thanks

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