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Burning sensation in urinating after having sex with my grlfrnd. She is having balantidium coli, is there any prblm. We had unprotected sex.

Burning sensation in urinating after having sex with my grlfrnd. She is having balantidium coli, is there any prblm. We had unprotected sex.

Need for evaluation: Burning on urination is an indication of urethritis. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. Preferably both you and your girlfriend should see the doctor to be tested for infection and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do you cure e.coli?

How do you cure e.coli?

Unclear question: E coli is a bacterium and does not need treatment from us. It is present in the environment, including drinking water and is present in large numbers in the colon. If you could clarify your question, it may be feasible to provide a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Can e coli live on surfaces?

On wet surface: E coli is present almost every where in the environment including tap water. ...Read more

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Does e. Coli dh5a is dangerous?

Does e. Coli dh5a is dangerous?

E. coli strains: Most E. coli are normal bowel inhabitants. But some, particularly those with the serotype OH157, are capable of producing a shiga toxin that is similar to that produced by bowel pathogens. But DH5a is not one of these toxin-producing strains, and is more commonly used as a laboratory strain for studying expression of genetic characteristics following cloning experiments. ...Read more

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What does e.Coli need to thrive?

E. coli: Needs an environment in which there is access to organic materials it can metabolize, at a temperature favorable to it, and at a neutral or slightly alkaline ph. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli be transmitted for person to person?

Can e.Coli be transmitted for person to person?

Not usually: E coli is present in the environment, including tap water and it usually is not transmitted from one person to an other. ...Read more

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Is e. Coli contagious?

Is e. Coli contagious?

Yes and no: It is not likely contagious but if you have a GI infection with e. Coli and somehow it can spread via fecal-orally then you might be susceptible and then it would be contagious. ...Read more

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What is escherichia coli?

What is escherichia coli?

A type of bacteria: This is the most common bacteria associated with urinary tract infections. Studies found that cranberry worked as well as antibiotics when the urinary tract infection was caused by e. Coli. ...Read more

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What is escherichia coli?

What is escherichia coli?

A bacterium: Escherichia coli is a bacterium, a gram negative rod, that normally lives in the large intestine and serves to maintain normal floara in the colon. However, it also causes infections in many organs, most commonly in the urinary tract. It is commonly used in research and has been modified to perform special functions. ...Read more

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What is a melanosis coli?

What is a melanosis coli?

Coloration of colon: The inside lining of the colon can become darkened oftentimes from laxative use but it is a benign finding seen on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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