Bacillary Dysentery

Bacillary Dysentery - infectious disease of the intestinal tract caused by the Shigella bacteria, and is spread by fecal contact.

Acute Bacillary Dysentery - common with food poisoning resulting from eating contaminated food; characterized by fever, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, diarrhea, tenesmus and bloody stools (hematochezia).

Chronic Bacillary Dysentery - recurrent form of Bacillary Dysentery characterized by red poop (hematochezia), intermittent diarrhea and constipation, and stomach pains.

Bacillary Dysentery Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, weakness, bloated stomach, pain in the abdominal area, and unusual bowel movements. One of the dangers of having diarrhea is the dehydration from the extra loss of water. While it is a good idea to drink fluids to replenish the fluids you lost, make sure that the water of fluids you drink come from clean sources because one of the common causes of Bacillary Dysentery is precisely consumption of unclean water.

Bacillary Dysentery Causes

Common causes of contracting Bacillary Dysentery are contact with dirty unclean environments with contaminated water, or direct fecal contact. Dysentery in general is a tremendous problem in what are called third world countries where there is not enough sanitation of water. This illness is often contracted by travelers who come from cleaner environments and who come in contact with unclean water in which a number of bacteria may be living and multiplying.

Lifestyle patterns may also increase risk of contracting Bacillary Dysentery. Eating in unclean restaurants, or poorly washed food can increase risk of a person getting this bacteria. Direct fecal contact, either from handling a baby's diapers, or from anal sex are also considered to be common causes.

Bacillary Dysentery Diagnosis

If you experience consistent symptoms such as the ones described above, it is extremely important to get the right diagnosis. While many people attempt to diagnose and treat their own conditions, since the symptoms of Bacillary Dysentery are ones that can occur in a large number of other digestive or metabolic disorders, it is important to get the right diagnosis made by a highly qualified healthcare professional such as a doctor specializing in gastrointestinal issues. Not everyone has the ability to see such a doctor for financial, or other reasons, but if you can, it is a much better option. There is nothing worse than treating the wrong health problem while the problem causing your symptoms goes untreated and actually becomes worse.

Bacillary Dysentery Treatment

Most of the time, Bacillary Dysentery goes away on its own. If it does not, doctors may prescribe antibiotics to kill be bacteria. Most people do not have relapses of the sickness. Common treatments are related to controlling the intermittent diarrhea and constipation with stool softeners, hardeners, and proper hydration by drinking plenty of fluids which help re-hydrate in case of diarrhea, and help to soften stool in case of constipation.

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