Dysentery

What Causes Dysentery?

In order to deal properly with dysentery we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow dysentery to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind dysentery consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to dysentery.  For example, parasite infection.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
regular postprandial somnolence
orange stool color
highly elevated eosinophil count
macrocytic red cells
dark areas under eyes
offensive-smelling stool
current GI infection/parasite
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of dysentery.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate bowel problems, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you had Dysentery?
Possible responses:
→ Never had it / don't know
→ Single episode in past only
→ Multiple or prolonged episodes in past only
→ Very significant episode within the last 6 months
→ Very significant current problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of dysentery or dysentery, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Parasite Infection.
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