By Chris Cogley / Business InsiderIt can be overwhelming to discover that you have a gut infection.
If you’re like most people, you’re probably overwhelmed by the pain, the discomfort, the nausea, and the loss of appetite.
But don’t be intimidated.
The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to manage your infection.
First, take care of yourself.
If it’s not going well, it can take a while for your symptoms to subside.
If they do, you’ll need to go to a doctor.
Second, get a doctor to treat your symptoms.
Doctors will prescribe a medication to help with symptoms, and they’ll give you a prescription for a stool softener to help you absorb nutrients.
Finally, you can go to your hospital and ask for a test.
A test can tell you if you have an infection, if it’s treatable, and if you can return to work.
You may not be able to return to the workplace after your test results come back, but you can make sure that you’re doing everything you can to prevent it from happening.
This includes getting a colonoscopy or rectal exam, and even having a colonoscope inserted to look for bacteria in your guts.
Here are the top things you need to know about managing your gut infection, including things you may not have thought about before.1.
Make sure you get your colonoscopies done and that you’ve taken your antibioticsIf you’ve ever been diagnosed with a UTI or had a colonostomy, you’ve probably had your first colonoscopsy performed.
If your colonic bacteria has been found in your colon, it’s a good idea to get a colonoscopic exam.
Your doctor will examine your colon and examine any other infections that might be lurking in your intestines.
You can get your exam done at home by taking a stool sample, using a colonic softener, or using a stoolspoon.
Your colonoscape will be done in a sterile, dark room and your colonoscope will look for anything that may be a bacteria or a virus.
If your doctor is unsure about your health or if you’re taking antibiotics, they may recommend a colon scan to confirm that your bacteria has not grown.
If the results of your colonogram come back positive, your doctor may recommend antibiotics.
It’s important to remember that your doctor will likely want to see your stool to make sure it’s safe for you to return home.
Your health care provider may want to do a second colonoscapy if they suspect you may have an additional infection.2.
If symptoms continue, get tested for UTIsIt’s common for UTI symptoms to resolve after about two weeks.
But even though the symptoms are gone, you may still be experiencing symptoms of an infection.
Your symptoms may include: nausea and vomiting