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Can breathing cat urine and feces make you sick?

Can breathing cat urine and feces make you sick?

It can.: Their urine contains proteins that some people are allergic to. After the urine dries - the proteins become airborne. ...Read more

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Will a child with encopresis get sick more often because of the constant contact with feces?

Will a child with encopresis get sick more often because of the constant contact with feces?

Almost Never: This problem is not related to to the immune system. Unless the feces is available to open skin wounds, there is generally no risk. 1 exception might be a urinary tract infection with fecal exposure to the penis or vagina and poor cleaning technique. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How do people get sick when exposed to fecal waste in water when it's our own feces?

How do people get sick when exposed to fecal waste in water when it's our own feces?

Microorganisms: Are the cause of sickness. And the aerobic environment promotes bacterial reproduction. Excess microorganisms cause sickness. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop green feces while taking Linzess? I was going once every one or two weeks; now every day and it is green but I'm not sick.

Is it normal to develop green feces while taking Linzess? I was going once every one or two weeks; now every day and it is green but I'm not sick.

Likely not to worry: Likely means nothing other than change in the transit time of your stool through the colon, or related to something green that you adjusted. If continues however, go for full examination. ...Read more

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I am doing a school project on MRSA I was wondering if a person caught it of the feces of animals on food how would they feel would they feel sick?

I am doing a school project on MRSA I was wondering if a person caught it of the feces of animals on food how would they feel would they feel sick?

See answer: Most human MRSA infections occur by transmission from other infected humans. Although MRSA is found in cattle, pigs and chicken it is a different strain from the one that usually causes human disease. However people who work closely with livestock have become infected with skin lesions. Consumers have not contracted MRSA from eating infected animals. MRSA
causes boils to occur on the skin. ...Read more

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Embarrassing, but what could cause blue green feces? I do not feel sick at all. Could a sudden intake of more iron and zinc cause this?

Embarrassing, but what could cause blue green feces? I do not feel sick at all. Could a sudden intake of more iron and zinc cause this?

Blue/green stool: Blue food coloring is a popular food additive, and when ingested in large quantities can make stools appear blue. Blue is not a pigment typically produced by the human GI tract. Blue is however the color of ingestable "indicator" dyes & that a hemoccult card will turn if blood is detected in stool (or it taking a lot of iron, as in your case)--is this to what you are referring? ...Read more

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After relief from constipation, my stomach swells and I get horrible feces smelling burps. I get really sick with stomach pains and nausea.

After relief from constipation, my stomach swells and I get horrible feces smelling burps. I get really sick with stomach pains and nausea.

The doctor can help: One who has pain in various places in the abdomen, and is constipated, should work with her primary care doctor to get thoroughly "unconstipated". If her symptoms go away, and if the doctor does not suspect any bad disease going on, then the problem probably was constipation. The smell of feces in burps can mean that there is poop backed up all the way to the stomach. Doctor can examine again. ...Read more

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65y/o male, w/colostomy bag, surgery 13wk ago¬hing but sick, vomiting some blood, dehydrated, feces in stomach, bags don't work. Lost faith in doc. Advise?

65y/o male, w/colostomy bag, surgery 13wk ago&nothing but sick, vomiting some blood, dehydrated, feces in stomach, bags don't work. Lost faith in doc. Advise?

Bowel obstruction: You may have a bowel obstruction or abscess from resolving infection. You need IV fluid, possible ct scan or xray, bloodwork and possible antibiotics. Many early bowel obstructions within weeks of surgery resolve with conservative medical care. Call your surgeon or go to the hospital if you are feeling really sick. ...Read more

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My stool is whole but green not sick at my stumick tho I feel fine just worried?

My stool is whole but green not sick at my stumick tho I feel fine just worried?

Let me explain: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes — changing the pigments from green to brown. ...Read more

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Can you get sick cleaning up backed up poop in your stool?

Detox?: Not sure what the question means. However, if detoxifying the body (to include stool) this can lead to detoxificant side effects. ...Read more

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What can I eat to make my stool harder? I'm sick of having loose stool!

What can I eat to make my stool harder? I'm sick of having loose stool!

Add fiber.: The first thing would be to increase the insoluble fiber in your diet, like bran or psyllium. Review your eating habits: the foods most commonly associated with loose stools are milk/ ice cream, fruits, salads/leafy greens when eaten to excess. Also moderate intake of caffeine and artificial sweeteners. Still having loose stools? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling very sick every day, and going to toilet 5 -6 times in 1 hour, loose stool?

Feeling very sick every day, and going to toilet 5 -6 times in 1 hour, loose stool?

See your doctor: If these symptoms have been going on for this long, you have to be seen by your doctor, who will examine and test you to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Hospitalized 3 times in last 2 months with the symptoms from my last 2 posts here. Extensive blood, urine, & stool workup done. All tests neg. Still very sick. Will post all symptoms in next post.

Hospitalized 3 times in last 2 months with the symptoms from my last 2 posts here. Extensive blood, urine, & stool workup done. All tests neg. Still very sick. Will post all symptoms in next post.

Lots to consider...: Given the extensive nature of evaluation but persistent symptoms, several scenarios are possible: 1) you need further evaluation to identify missed pathology; 2) its time to take a break from testing & treat your symptoms (sounds like bad things have been ruled out already); 3) your symptoms may in part be "functional". In the latter case, please address stress, anxiety, depression. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is treatment of GI miasis that I see larva in stool. This ia a 6 year girle child that sick for 4 years.

What is treatment of GI miasis that I see larva in stool. This ia a 6 year girle child that sick for 4 years.

Removal: Check this out with your local surgeon as it seems removal is the only answer. Further questions can be obtained at the CDC, or center for disease control. All the best. This is a difficult disease. ...Read more

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For the last 4 days I've had one loose stool a day and the rest will return to normal for that day. I haven't felt sick but what could this be?

For the last 4 days I've had one loose stool a day and the rest will return to normal for that day. I haven't felt sick but what could this be?

Nothing: If it continues for more than a month or gets worse, see a doctor. Age? History? Medications? Food intolerances? It's impossible to guess with one line of history :) ...Read more

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Do CF kidshave periods of health? I.E. Does their stool ever present as healthy? Do they have periods of easier breathing? Or are they always sick?

Do CF kidshave periods of health? I.E. Does their stool ever present as healthy? Do they have periods of easier breathing? Or are they always sick?

Depends: If they are well managed by their pcp and their CF team with meds and therapy, they grow up with a relatively normal childhood. Regular and thorough review is necessary to do so, but a pretty healthy life is possible for the first 2 decades at least (thats the ones I know the best). ...Read more

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Green stool for 4days now no diet no medication I do have IBS for years no pain or anything I don't feel sick?

Green stool for 4days now no diet no medication I do have IBS for years no pain or anything I don't feel sick?

Bile!: Green in stool tends to be bile, the product of the gallbladder. It's secreted all the time but mostly reabsorbed in the colon. You're not reabsorbing right now. Unclear why, but I would not be surprised if your IBS is playing a role. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hey, I noticed today that my stool was greasy today. I don't feel sick or anything. I am 16 years old is it possible I have cancer/life threatening?

Hey, I noticed today that my stool was greasy today. I don't feel sick or anything. I am 16 years old is it possible I have cancer/life threatening?

See below: It is not healthy to be obsessed with cancer or other extreme health outcomes. From what you described, your do not have cancer of any other life threatening illness.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My i.B.S has been off the charts lately an in the last two weeks when I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) it makes my stool black! I'm also vary sick feeling off a on?

My i.B.S has been off the charts lately an in the last two weeks when I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) it makes my stool black! I'm also vary sick feeling off a on?

IBS: Ibs can go through stages of exacerbation and quiescents. During exacerbation one must rule out inciting event: dietary, stress, infectious. Stool cultures need to be obtain. If there was exposure to antibiotics, travel history or dietary indiscretion. Peptobismol can cause black stool. However one must rule out GI bleeding. Stool for hidden blood can be helpful to distinguish between two. ...Read more

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I have black, solid stool today. I drank a bottle of red wine yesterday and a margarita yesterday in 5 hours but I do not feel sick at all.?

I have black, solid stool today. I drank a bottle of red wine yesterday and a margarita yesterday in 5 hours but I do not feel sick at all.?

Black stool: When the stool is described as black that implies bleeding in the upper GI tract (stomach, esophagus). It is often described as looking like "coffee grounds". A simple test for iron in the stool is called the Hemocult. You like to drink the fruit of the vine which predisposes to GI bleeding. ...Read more

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I've been traveling and got sick with dysentery. I took ciprofloxacin and 2 weeks after there is visible white mucus in my stool. Is this normal?

I've been traveling and got sick with dysentery. I took ciprofloxacin and 2 weeks after there is visible white mucus in my stool. Is this normal?

No, see Dr: Should have resolved issue if proper treatment. Since symptoms persist, should see your dr / travel-med dr / infectious disease dr for exam and testing to obtain correct treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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After straining for about 10 minutes my stool didn't come out and I gave up but started feeling sick and uncomfortable, can straining cause nausea?

After straining for about 10 minutes my stool didn't come out and I gave up but started feeling sick and uncomfortable, can straining cause nausea?

Straining: Straining does cause significant increase in abdominal pressure and constipation itself can cause nausea. Could try milk or magnesia 1 tablespoon 2 x a day x 3. if symptoms due not resolve in 1-2 hours f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Had apendectame 2 weeks ago. Had yellowish stool & sick to stomach b4. Fine 4 2 weeks afterwards, but now am sick 2 stomach w/ yellowish stool again?

Had apendectame 2 weeks ago. Had yellowish stool & sick to stomach b4. Fine 4 2 weeks afterwards, but now am sick 2 stomach w/ yellowish stool again?

See a doctor: How was your appendix was it infected or ruptured did you take any antibiotic or still taking any
Go and see a doctor or follow with your surgeon there is so many possibilities that it is impossible to discuss here ...Read more

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Can differen smells of bm indicate specific infections? Babys sick & has very foul smelling stool, now I feel sick & just passed bm w same foul smell?

Can differen smells of bm indicate specific infections? Babys sick & has very foul smelling stool, now I feel sick & just passed bm w same foul smell?

Yes & no: The smell of poop is related to the gasses produced by the bowel germs and the odor of digested debris. Various forms of diarrhea or stools tainted by antibiotics have some recognizable odors. However, they are not specific enough for firm diagnosis, just good speculation. ...Read more

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What will I do my baby is sick and vomiting with bloody stool?

What will I do my baby is sick and vomiting with bloody stool?

Bloody stools: Bloody stool & vomiting can be something more than just a stomach virus, he should be checked right away by his pediatrician or go to ER, at the mean time keep him hydrated with small frequent sips of pedialyte or other clear fluids depending on the age of the child, do not give any dairy products. Save a diaper with the bloody stool to show to your doctor, good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have solid pale yellow stool after being sick and how long does it last before returning to normal?

Maybe: Suggests you had liver/pancreas involvement. Should normalize after a few days. If start having crampy abdominal pain or nausea or diarrhea, need to see your dr for recheck. Same if feeling ok, but yellow persists beyond a week. Live-culture yogurt might help normalize things sooner. ...Read more

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Hey Doc I'm 25 yr M past 4 yr ive had bad stool movements always blood in n on it, always tired and sick inside like im deteriorating....Help? Please D

Hey Doc I'm 25 yr M past 4 yr ive had bad stool movements always blood in n on it, always tired and sick inside like im deteriorating....Help? Please D

Bad stool: Please see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. Once examined, the doctor might find that your symptoms are easy to control and quickly disappear, or he will need to do a complete work up.
Hope things go OK and please let me know what happens. ...Read more

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My parasite stool test came back negative. But, I still feel sick diarrhoea, chronic stomachpain, lots of mucous in stool should I ask 4 another stooltest?

My parasite stool test came back negative. But, I still feel sick diarrhoea, chronic stomachpain, lots of mucous in stool should I ask 4 another stooltest?

Not for parasites: It is highly unlikely that you have a worm infestation. The only reason to test in the first place would be if you traveled to a poor country. There is likely some other explanation for your symptoms, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion, without additional history, physical examination and may be other tests. ...Read more

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I'm feeling sick daily and poo bout three four times a day. Not hard stool its either clay like or runny. After I poo I feel nauseas and need to lie down for a while. I'm always tired and sometimes scared to eat as I feel sick after. I have removed my gallb

I'm feeling sick daily and poo bout three four times a day. Not hard stool its either clay like or runny. After I poo I feel nauseas and need to lie down for a while. I'm always tired and sometimes scared to eat as I feel sick after. I have removed my gallb

? virus: You may have a viral gastrointestinal infection if your symptoms are new, but if they have been occurring for longer periods, irritable bowel syndrome, bacterial intestinal infection, inflammatory bowel disease or sprue are possibilities. See your physician or a gastroenterologist if your symptoms persist. Until then avoid eating harsh roughage and take kaopectate (kaolin and pectin). ...Read more

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When I was being sick yesterday my vomit smelt and tasted like stool was coming out my mouth?

Go to the Hospital: This serious and very dangerous situation means you are so backed up that stool is in your stomach. You need immediate medical attention. ...Read more