A 20-year-old male asked:
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hello doc. my stool test sample shows that puss cells have been detected and the range is 8-10 /hpf and i am experiencing an upset in bowel movement! ?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Leukocytes: Pus cells or leukocytes indicate there is some infectious process going on. Stool culture may help determine the infectious agent.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014
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Dr. John Gehred
Dr. John Gehred commented
25 years experience Family Medicine
Pus in poop also can be a sign of some other conditions such as Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis. I agree, more evaluation by your primary physician is needed.
Aug 13, 2014
Dr. Alan Buchman
34 years experience Gastroenterology
You will need eval: "Puss" cells are white blood cells and may indicate the presence of inflammation and/or infection and additional history should be obtained by your physician and stool tests and possibility imaging tests such as colonoscopy may be necessary.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014

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