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Bacteria Overgrowth In The Stool
Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?
Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more
No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more
Too much to write: in 400 characters or less. For a great list see: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=90&ContentID=P02019 ...Read more
Bacteria: Our body has all the skin and mucous membranes covered with millions of bacteria as part of our normal flora (population of organisms). These may include any bacteria from the stool which can populate the female genital tissues, including some species of cocci, which are ball-shaped organisms, and this includes many different species.. ...Read more
In some cases...: If you have ibs due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)--antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. Sibo may also occur from anatomic variations in the small bowel, altered small bowel motility, or a variety of systemic conditions that prevent permanent cure (e.g. The bacteria just grow back). Xifaxan (rifaximin) is also helpful for c.Difficile in appropriate dose ; settings. ...Read more
E. coli...: Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. The most common utis occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra. Infection of the bladder (cystitis) can be caused by e. Coli, a type of bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract but can also be caused by many other types of bacteria. ...Read more
Intestinal yeast: Typically a result of antibacterial agents, immune disorders, or dietary issues, the cure often depends in part on cause. If you are not on antibiotics and do not have an immune system problem, the best cure is to add good bacteria back by eating yogurt or taking probiotics available at your grocery or health food store. Sometimes we will use prescriptions like Nystatin or other agents. ...Read more
Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?
Anaerobic bacteria: anaerobic bacteria - or bacteria that don't require oxygen to live and multiple are generally found in closed off spaces with low oxygen such as abcesses. The nose normal has airflow so anaerobic bacteria are rare. However, if swelling reduces or closes off passageways or sinuses - these types of bacteria start to flourish https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=sinus+passage+diagram&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always, Conc issue: Bacteria in bladder urine are nearly always from outside (rare exceptions). Their presence is considered ''normal" if the concentration is <100, 000 bacteria per cc, are ones commonly present in stool & ones without a track record of being very pathogenic. Bacteria concentrations increase if bladder not emptied well enough, urethra problems present, certain hygiene issues, high urinary sugar, etc. ...Read more
Can bacterial overgrowth in the colon or small bowel cause loose or watery stools which are. Sometimes pale?
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