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Since it has been 5 months are you are still having symptoms, not only would I suggest another stool test but also a more comprehensive GI workup, preferably by a gastroenterologist.
Does this make sense to you?
Ok, perfect, so I should go to a specialist (and not my primary doctor that found it 5 months later)
What is a GI-workup?
Oops....I think I misunderstood you...I thought it has been 5 months since the cysts were found.
a GI work up is a complete evaluation of your GI tract...from your mouth to anus.
No it was, but he found the document 5 months later. So I was diagnosed in November, but he told me in April
yes, not optimal
In that case, I'd go ahead with the 14 days of metronidazole.
the GI evaluation, does that involve surgery?
I guess that goes to prove that even doctors are human and make mistakes ;)
of course, I'm not mad, just want to be sure that I am not taking medicine for something that cannot live in me for 5 months (not sure what the e. nano lifespan is?)
Give the medicine a try. If it works, you are saved a big workup. If it doesn't all you have lost is 14 days which in the scheme of things is nothing at this point.
Ya...it could infect you for this long....
ok, so first step - medicine or another stool test?
just to be sure :)
If I were in your shoes, I'd just go with the medicine.
It was found on one stool test...no need to look again.
ok, thanks so much
have a good day
My pleasure. Good luck to you.
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