I recently got my Expanded GI Panel, Diagnos Tech results.
Here is the link and I hope it works
Results show inflammation and bacterias named
Klebsiella / Enterobacter / Serratia
Alpha Hemolytic Streptococcus
Gamma Hemolytic Streptococcus
Can those bacteria create a significant problem or is the problem somewhere else?
I'm going to try two more labs to see if I still have Giardia and Amoeba Histolytica. I might have to travel to Brazil again to get tested :o(
I'm also going to try to find a doctor that understands this stuff well...
These are listed as pathogenic? Gram negative or gram positive? I would look at some antibiotics like Rifaximin etc. Rifaximin stays in the gut and was developed with travelers diarrhea in mind not sure if is for gram positive or negative though. Septra (Biaxin) could be another candidate. http://patrickrambling-pb.blogspot.com/
I think that the most significant finding here is the small intestine and large intestine inflammation. The gut bacteria mentioned are opportunists, not pathogens but they do overgrow when the person has an underlying intestinal problem. You probably do not have an autoimmune gluten (glaidin)problem but it does not rule out a non-autoimmune gluten intolerance or a less common food allergy. Even tho 3 stool samples were tested it does not rule our all parasites as only a few were looked for and some would not be in the stool.
Other than returning to your Dr for more tests you could look at the programs on the Liver Flush Support Forum . This will give you an overview of the types of programs that will improve your digestive health.
Thanks for posting your results. I have not seen a DiagnosTech report before tho many people have found it helpful.
I dont think it is advisable to take any antibiotics or drugs for parasites until you find out what is causing the inflammation. You already have a dysbiosis and treatment could further unbalance your intestinal flora. Seeing a gastroenterologis would be able to assess your condition and explain the report.
The report suggested that you have a slow stool transit time and it would be wise to find a way to speed that up. Small intestine congestion or constipation is more difficult to treat than large intestine constipation. The longer the stool material stays inside your body the more toxins you adsorb and slow transit time makes the risk of cancer greater.
I'm planing on doing another test and seeing a specialist in (hopefully) near future. I won't be taking any more medicine or supplements for the moment.
>The report suggested that you have a slow stool transit time and it
I also have diarrhea (not the explosive kind tho) I think the slow stool transit time was a bit of a coincidence. Normally I go to the bathroom once a day. If I start eating normal, I can go to the bathroom more then once a day and have stronger diarrhea and worse looking stools...
Many people think that having one bm a day is OK but Dr. Hulda Clark wrote that a person with a healthy digestive sytem will have a bm within an hour after eating a meal. Apparently the acid response in the stomach to eating triggers the iliac valve to open releasing the digested food from the small intestine into the bowel. Because I'm on a gluten free diet I need to supplement with fiber and use gf cereals - millet, buckwheat, brown rice, quinona, oat. Some people use metamucil. I also eat vegetable with high fiber but vegetable fiber does not do me much good by itself. To be able to tolerate the fiber and added foods I used the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
This seems to be a typical finding with most of us. Your bacteria is not that far out of line, no yeat was found, SIGA is low, and there are signs of inflammation. However, you continue to have problems that are far out of line with the magnitude of the abnormalities on your test. You can try a Heidleberg or smart pill test to measure transit time and Ph, but my guess is it will show some abnormalities that are also too little to explain your symptoms.
Clearly, there is something wrong with these tests and/or there is something they are not capable of picking up.