Giardia

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What is giardia?

Giardiasis is a gastrointestinal infection caused by a microscopic organism (protozoa), Giardia lamblia. Common symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, nausea and vomiting.

Common symptoms reported by people with giardia


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

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

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

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

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

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 3
40s 1
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

40% Female
60% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 3

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