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He have cough with blood stained sputum. The cough began yesetareday then today he got blood stained sputum, pain during cough on chast?

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

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What is this test for :CULT & GRAM STAIN SPUTUM.

What is this test for :CULT & GRAM STAIN SPUTUM.

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

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What's the purpose of having an acid-fast staining performed on a sputum sample from a patient exhibiting clinical signs of tuberculosis?

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 more

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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?

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

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CULT & GRAM STAIN SPUTUM ,is this type of test is good to look for actinomyces ,mold and fungis?I

CULT & GRAM STAIN SPUTUM ,is this type of test is good to look for  actinomyces ,mold and fungis?I

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

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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?

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

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Black stained sputum.No chest pain.No cough.Xrays negative.Hiv negative.No fever.2mcs;strep & k.Liebsella..Erythromycin&augmentin trtmt.No change?

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

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Whats a sputum culture?

Whats a sputum culture?

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

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What causes green bile?

What causes green bile?

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

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What is the cause of bile?

What is the cause of bile?

I don't understand: Your question doesn't make sense. Bile is a normal substance made in your body to dissolve fats from your food. So "cause of bile" doesn't make any sense. ...Read more

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How exactly is bile formed?

How exactly is bile formed?

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

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What the sotable food to bile stoons?

What the sotable food to bile stoons?

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

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Does sputum tests show COPD?

Does sputum tests show COPD?

No.: Sputum is produced as a result of bronchitis, which is a condition separate from COPD. COPD is diagnosed by pulmonary function test. ...Read more

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Is bile considered an enzyme?

Is bile considered an enzyme?

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

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I keep vomitting up bile.Pls help?

I keep vomitting up bile.Pls help?

Go see your doctor: If you keep vomiting bile, even after drinking just water, it's time to go see your doctor and undergo endoscopy (egd) to look for possible obstruction causing bilious emesis (vomit). ...Read more

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I have bile refulx, can you help me?

I have bile refulx, can you help me?

Maybe: Bile reflux is a painful and difficult to treat problem(as you probably know). My patients have had best results using either (or both) cholestyramine and oatmeal (like in the oats and honey bars)2-6 times a days (depending on how bad it bothers you. ...Read more

Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more


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Sputum (Definition)

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