x
62 Physicians Online

Question:

Extraintestinal Amebiasis and upper back pain?

Dear Ask The Doctor:
Chronic upper back pain in the right side improved with metronidazole can be extra intestinal amebiasis


Answer:

 An infection by the parasite, Entamoeba histolytica, can cause inflammation of the intestine. A person with extraintestinal amebiasis has infection by this parasite in tissues outside the intestines. The liver is the most common location for the infection. Transmission occurs by ingesting cysts in contaminated food or water, or by person-to-person contact. Symptoms of liver infection from extraintestinal amebiasis include right upper abdominal pain, fever, chills, jaundice, and loss of appetite, fatigue, sweating, and weight loss. Symptoms of lung and chest infection from extraintestinal amebiasis include productive cough, chest pain, chest congestion, and difficulty breathing. If your pain was part of the symptoms for liver or lung, meaning radiated from those organs affected by the amebiasis, maybe that would be a possibility to consider.


Have a Question? Ask The Doctor Here.

Sign In to join in the conversation.

Related Answers:

I've had a high fever since Thursday with chills and I've been taking 600mg of Ibuprofen twice on Friday and twice on...

I'm up to date with my tetanus shots but today my fingernail ripped and it was bleeding and to get the rest of the na...

I was currently on birth control until I noticed that my discharge was turning thick and white. I was wondering if th...

Hi i just ejaculated and found blood in my semen. I was masterbating and when i came I noticrd my semen was not whit...

Is it safe to masturbate while being treated for epidydimitis?

A paper cut from 2 days ago is now inflamed and a red streak is running down from the cut over my palm and fading out...

Several small nodular opaccities are present in both lungs.Further evakuatiin with CT thorax is recommended to exclud...

Woman. 39 years old. Russia. She had tuberculosis. She had some improvments in her health and left the hospital. Bu...

Hello sir I am 20 year old having epigastric pain early in the morning before going to toilet ,sticky stool,lower bac...

Do in need rabies vaccination if a street dog sneezes around.. ??? there was no bite or licking but a sneeze from a...

You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • Board Certified GP
  • CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor at U Of T

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Director ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA