Amebiasis

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What is amebiasis?

Amebiasis is an infection of the intestines caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. It may be spread by contaminated water or foods. Some common symptoms include, cramping, diarrhea, and bloating.

Common symptoms reported by people with amebiasis

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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with amebiasis

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Powder City L-Theanine)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mag Malate Renew)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Namenda)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Alinia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
amebiasis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Whey Protein Supplement)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

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

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness somnolence
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Powder City L-Theanine)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mag Malate Renew)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Namenda)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Alinia)
Perceived effectiveness
for amebiasis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
amebiasis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Whey Protein Supplement)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


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

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 2

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