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Bile Stained Sputum
He have cough with blood stained sputum. The cough began yesetareday then today he got blood stained sputum, pain during cough on chast?
See a doctor ASAP: This can be a medical emergency. Needs a full detailed assessment of causes and this will usually require imaging studies (chest x-ray, ct) and examination of sputum along with full history and physical. If you can see a pulmonary specialist or an infectious diseases expert that might be best, but in any event see a professional immediately. ...Read more
Infection?: Gram stain of any body fluid or tissue is for microscopic visualization of bacteria and other organisms. Cult refers to "culture" which is where the tissue or fluid sample is placed in a special medium that allows any organisms that may have infected the tissue to grow. This allows clear identification of which if any organisms are causing infection. ...Read more
What's the purpose of having an acid-fast staining performed on a sputum sample from a patient exhibiting clinical signs of tuberculosis?
A confirmation...: Tuberculosis is a very significant comminicable infection and the treatments are often complex and long with potential of serious side effects, thus you don't want to treat unless the diagnosis is certain. Acid-fast staining is a biochemical process allowing the identification of this bug to confirm diagnosis. Treatment and prevention efforts are expensive/time consuming. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a sputum test and the resulta were as follows -
Few epithelial cells, few white cells.
Mixed flora seen on gram stain. What does this mean?
Gram stain sputum- presence of few epithelial cells, moderate number of pus cells,few gram positive cocci in chain observed in smear
What does this in?
Sputum gram stain: Sputum gram stain testing is not done nearly as often as it once was, since we now know it usually isn't very helpful in diagnosis. The white blood cells (pus cells) suggest infection like bronchitis or pneumonia -- but it's usually possible to judge this just by appearance of the sputum (e.g., yellow or green mucus). Gram pos cocci could be entirely normal bacteria. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Need more info: This organism can be difficult to isolate since they are facultative anaerobes, but the Gram's stain of clinical materials is usually very very suggestive, depending upon the site from which the specimen was obtained. This is a common cause of osteomyelitis of the bones of the jaw. Routine cultures are not a good way to look for molds and other fungi except for yeast-like fungi. Good luck. ...Read more
Sputum culture showed normal flora.gram stain showed mod.amt of gram positive and neg. bacilli and mod.amt of gram positive cocci.few wbc.concerns?
No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...Read more
I feel I have phlegm in the throat for 3 months, sputum occasionally, mostly in the morning. I had a blood stained sputum today, what could it be?
Black stained sputum.No chest pain.No cough.Xrays negative.Hiv negative.No fever.2mcs;strep & k.Liebsella..Erythromycin&augmentin trtmt.No change?
Environmental??: There are environmental exposures that can lead to black stained sputum. Have you had a sputum culture done? A sputum culture will identify any bacteria present as well as what antibiotics would best treat it. Seeing an allergist might also be helpful to identify any environmental exposures and how to avoid them, if possible. Good luck! ...Read more
See below: Sputum is the mucus that you cough up. A culture means that the specimen (in this case sputum) is plated on a plate with growth medium and incubated to test for any bacteria (or fungi). The purpose is to see if an infection is causing an illness. If bacteria grows, it is identified with various reagents and then tested for antibiotic susceptibility for treatment purposes. ...Read more
Chemical properties: Biliverdin is a green tetrapyrrolic bile pigment, and is a product of heme/redcell breadown. Biliverdin is further broken down to bilirubin for easier excretion to the outside world (also into urobilinogen in urine-as mild yellow). This compound absorbs green light, thus appears green to your eyes! (put in dard room=brown/black). I think u maybe asking why u threw up green? Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Bile: Bile is manufactured in the liver and then stored in the gall bladder where it is secreted into the upper intestinal tract after a fatty meal. The meal releases a hormone, cholecystokinin, which stimulates gall bladder contraction thereby secreting the bile. When the gall bladder has been removed, the liver can release Bile through the biliary ducts directly into the digestive tract. ...Read more
No food will : Make stones go away. But if you eat fatty or fried foods, you will have pain. This is because the gallbladder will contract vigorously. And the stones will get stuck in the neck of the gallbladder. This causes biliary colic, it is painful. If the stone remains stuck and gallbladder gets infected, you will have acute cholecystitis. This can become a surgical emergency. ...Read more
No: Bile is made by the liver and contains water (~97%), bile salts, bilirubin (a waste product), and fats (cholesterol, fatty acits, lecithin). The digestive enzymes come from the pancreas. Bile helps to surround the digested fats in the food and make it easier for the intestine to absorb them. ...Read more