Blastocystosis infection

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What is blastocystosis infection?

Blastocystis hominis is an parasite that can inhabit the intestine and cause watery loose diarrhea, abdominal pain, anal itching, and excess gas. The organism can be found in well and sick people.

Common symptoms reported by people with blastocystosis infection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with blastocystosis infection

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
blastocystosis infection (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Noroxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
blastocystosis infection (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with blastocystosis infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with blastocystosis infection

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
blastocystosis infection (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Noroxin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
blastocystosis infection (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with blastocystosis infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has blastocystosis infection on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 3
40s 2
50s 3
60s 3
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 11

These charts show data from blastocystosis infection patients who have completed their condition history
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