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A 50-year-old member asked:

what type of microbes inhabit feces and urine and can make us sick?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Infections.: Usually urine is sterile, so it is not often a problem. The stool, however, is loaded with many types of organisms. There are many illnesses, too many to list here, including bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, which are spread by fecal contamination. All the more important reason to wash hands thoroughly after using the bathroom! Good luck.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Why some people get sexual excitement from contact with feces and urine?

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Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 27 years experience
Paraphilia: Paraphilia is a sexual problem where the sexual arousal is in response to objects or stimuli not associated with normal sexual behavior patterns and that may interfere with the establishment of normal sexual relationships. Coprophilia: sexual attraction to (or pleasure from) feces. Urolagnia: sexual attraction to urine. Cause is unknown and though to have prenatal neurodevelopmental correlation.
A 22-year-old female asked:

What gives the stool it is brown normal coulur and what gives the urine it is normal light yellwish coulur?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
For urine, urobilin.: Here i will handle the question about urine. Urobilins are usually responsible for the yellow color to the urine. It is a breakdown product of billirubin, which is formed in the disposal of heme from old red blood cells. Hydration will dilute these compounds, and the urine will appear more colorless. Ingested foods dyes, medications, & vitamins can cause a deep yellow color as well.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is slightly uniform light red color in stool and urine related to?

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Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 32 years experience
Food pigment: It could be vegetable pigment from your food: beets for example. It might be blood from inside lesions: colonic polyps, colonic cancer, urinary bladder benign and malignant tumors.
A 17-year-old female asked:

I've noticed my urine and stool has been moderatly bubbling, any ideas?

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Take it easy: It sounds nothing abnormal. If this answer does relieve your anxiety, then visit your doctor and discuss about checking 'complete urine examination'.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could some one tell me what does those stool and urine reports mean ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Too general: Can you post a more specific question about this or consider asking this on Healthap Prime or Concierge.

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