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Im getting acid reflux, bloating and an upset tummy my

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I'm getting acid reflux, bloating and an upset tummy

my skin is breaking out in spots, particularly my face around my mouth.

im 46, so not a teenager :)

i wondered if i could have a parasite!?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Hi do you still need help?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes please!

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
how long have you had this Kevin?

why do you suspect a parasite?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I've recently had it bad (2weeks) but it comes and goes


 


i would say its cycles hence me thinking a parasite ...dying off and eggs hatching again


 


also spots, run down or parasite taking all my nutrients?


 


im sporty and active but a little overweight for me 6ft1 and 16 stone

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
That could be Kevin

things like giardia are common

See your GP and have him run a stool test for parasites

There is also a bacteria called c diff that can do this

Have him check the stool for that too
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes thats what i thought.


 


is there anything else it could be?


 


i had a chest infection in november and stil struggling to breathe properly now! (2 lots of different antibiotics later)


 


am i just old and things are stopping working properly??


 


 

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
The recent antibiotics make me think it is c diff

This is a bacteria that can take over the colon when you have been on antibiotics and they kill all the good gut bacteria

C diff test is a must
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