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  • Diarrhea containing blood

  • Stool mixed with blood and mucus

  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Stools looks like strawberry jam

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is amebic dysentery?

Infection of the gut with microorganisms called amoeba. It can be caused by contaminated food and water.

Symptoms of amebic dysentery

  • Blood in stool

  • Fever

  • Attracted to others of the same sex

  • Lower left abdomen or tummy pain

  • Abdominal pain

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Feeling the need to pass motion even though nothing comes out

Questions your doctor may ask to check for amebic dysentery

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you identify as a homosexual?

  • Do you have pain in the lower left abdomen?

  • Do you have a stomach ache?

Treatment for amebic dysentery

Treatment involves antibiotics to kill the amoeba. This may take several weeks to ensure the parasites are fully cleared. In severe cases of dehydration, hospitalization may be necessary for monitoring and administering fluids through a needle in the vein.

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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