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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Stool Culture (Overview)

Involves inoculating specific culture plates with stool to isolate bacteria that cause intestinal infections such as salmonella, shigella and campylobacter.


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What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?

What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?

Stool sample: You would be given containers by a lab to collect stool, which would be tested for certain bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
127 doctors shared insights

Stool Culture (Overview)

Involves inoculating specific culture plates with stool to isolate bacteria that cause intestinal infections such as salmonella, shigella and campylobacter.


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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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The stool culture shows positive result for yersinia, butanswer from the hospital is: no treatment is needed.Isn't yersinia dangerous?

The stool culture shows positive result for yersinia, butanswer from the hospital is: no treatment is needed.Isn't yersinia dangerous?

What strain: If you show signs of bubonic plague caused by Yersinia pestis (acral gangrene, chills, general ill feeling, high fever, muscle cramps, seizures, smooth, painful lymph gland swelling called a bubo), then i would seek further treatment. Not all strains of Yersinia are pathogenic (disease causing). Yersinia pseudotuberculosis rarely causes disease. Like e. Coli, not all strains are pathogenic. ...Read more

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Diarrhea for at least 3 weeks. 4 times par day at bathroom. Waiting for stool culture results, what can I have for the intestinal pain?

Diarrhea for at least 3 weeks. 4 times par day at bathroom. Waiting for stool culture results, what can I have for the intestinal pain?

It is not likely to.: Be bacterial if the diarrhea has been there for 3 weeks. You could have giardiasis but it is spread more in the summer. Heating pads can help as can antispasmotics. ...Read more

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If my cbc, stool culture & urinalysis comes back negative does that mean I have no urinary tract infection?

If my cbc, stool culture & urinalysis comes back negative does that mean I have no urinary tract infection?

No: Urinalysis (ua) is a 2 part test that uses a "dipstick" test and also microscopic examination of the urine. Ua results can suggest a urinary tract infection (uti), but the most specific test is a urine culture (ucx) test. This test takes 48 hours to get a final result. The best way to diagnose a UTI is to interpret the results from both ua and ucx. ...Read more

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I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of  salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

Viral diarrhea: In light of negative stool cultures one has to assume you have a viral gastroenteritis. Eat a bland diet. Stay off of greasy and fried foods.Stay hydrated but refrain from milk and juice for5-7 days. ...Read more

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Why would a person need a stool culture test?

Why would  a person  need a stool culture test?

STOOL CULTURE: We send for stool culture when a patient has bloody stools associated with fever to find out what kind of infection there is like dysentery, typhoid fever, etc. ...Read more

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What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?

Stool sample: You would be given containers by a lab to collect stool, which would be tested for certain bacteria. ...Read more

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