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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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HCV & Diarrhea?

I am 71 years old and have had HCV probably since the late 1960s. Recently I had an endoscopy because of a bleeding ulcer, and varices were discovered in my esophagus. My hepatologist tells me that I have cirrhosis and wants me to take the new drug...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
The diarrhea should not in any way be from your hep C. The only way diarrhea is associated is if we take a medicine called lacutlose to treat hepatic encephalopathy, a complication that can arise when we have cirrhosis. I hope the medication your... Read more »

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 »

HIV or Hepatitis C or Hepatitis B . Too much anxiety

i have some problem that make my life hell. 8 weeks ago i had a sex with a call girl. it was protected oral sex and protected vaginal sex. But during sexual intercourse some part of my penis touch her vagina. After ejaculation girl removed my condom...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
I suggest getting tested for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and talking with your doctor about these and other sexually transmitted infections, along with how to lower your risk of acquring and spreading any of these. It is best to avoid sex of any kind... 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 »
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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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