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Dysentery: Introduction

Dysentery: severe diarrhoea with passage of blood and mucus. See detailed information below for a list of 20 causes of Dysentery, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Dysentery:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dysentery. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Dysentery

Home Diagnostic Testing and Dysentery

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Causes of Types of Dysentery:

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Dysentery: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Dysentery, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Dysentery Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Dysentery may include:

  • Adequate hydration
  • Diet of clear liquids- soft drinks, broths, juices, water
  • Oral rehydration therapy- ORS powder
  • Loperamide
  • Bismuth bisalicylate
  • Lomotil
  • Painkillers to counter the pain that can accompany diarrhoea
  • Metronidazole
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Dysentery

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Dysentery may include:

  • Mercurius corrosivus homeopathic remedy
  • Colocynth homeopathic remedy
  • Arsenicum homeopathic remedy
  • Carbo vegetabilis homeopathic remedy
  • more treatments »

Dysentery: Animations

Dysentery: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dysentery may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Dysentery

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Dysentery: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Dysentery

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or more »

Dysentery: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dysentery

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Dysentery: Related Rare Diseases

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Dysentery: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Dysentery:

An infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Dysentery

The list below shows some of the causes of Dysentery mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Dysentery?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dysentery. Of the 20 causes of Dysentery that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 11 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dysentery:

The following list of conditions have 'Dysentery' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Dysentery Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dysentery based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Dysentery:

    Medical Conditions associated with Dysentery:

    Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Defecation symptoms (2383 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes)

    Symptoms related to Dysentery:

    Shigellosis, Amoebiasis, Cholera, Clostridium difficile colitis, Colon cancer adenocarcinoma, Crohn's disease, Salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica

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