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Chronic E Coli Infection
Help please! I have had chronic E Coli infections in my vagina since February of 2014. I am taking very high probiotics, don't douche, am monogamous with my husband, have been on antibiotics so many times last year, and it clears it, then returns right aw
Treat husband too: If your infection keeps coming back, you're either taking too short of an antibiotic course (may need 4 weeks) or you are being re-infected by your partner (if you had sex he could be carrying the bacteria from you). I would do a culture on BOTH of you to see which antibiotic would be most effective and treat you both.See 1 more doctor answer
E. Coli is a bacteria normally found in the intestines. Certain strains of e. Coli are pathogenic, meaning they can cause disease, such as colitis (bloody diarrhea) and traveler's diarrhea. It is also the most common organism in urinary tract infections. When found in the blood, the infection can be very severe and cause ...Read more
Okay that the test: To diagnose illness caused by e. Coli infection, your doctor will send a sample of your stool to a laboratory to test for the presence of e. Coli bacteria. The bacteria may be cultured to confirm the diagnosis and identify specific toxins, such as those produced by e. Coli o157:h7.
Multiple: E. Coli is a gram negative bacterium which is frequently colonized in the GI tract, it can be associated with pathogenic infection causing serious GI type of infection, also implicated with urinary type infections and others.See 2 more doctor answers
Where?: Many types of ecoli infections require antibiotic therapy. This includes urinary tract infections. Some diarrheal infections require therapy. You need to see a physician to determine if you, in fact, have an infection requiring antibiotics, and what the appropriate antibiotics would be.See 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial infection: E. Coli is a bacteria normally found in the intestines. Certain strains of e. Coli are pathogenic, meaning they can cause disease, such as colitis (bloody diarrhea) and traveler's diarrhea. It is also the most common organism in urinary tract infections. When found in the blood, the infection can be very severe and cause injury in many organs.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Immune systems of different people respond differently and the same organism produces different disease patterns in different people.
My test came back negative. I'm convinced that it is an e. Coli infection. Would fem dophilus treat this, what to do?
Fem dophilus: E Coli is a bacterial infection. Fem Dophilus info indicates it is to balance a woman's vaginal flora. We don't know what kind of problem is causing your symptoms. We don't even know what your symptoms are? So bottom line, is that knowing your symptoms or your diagnosis - we can make any medical recommendations.
Ascend the urethra.: A person aquires a UTI (urinary tract infection) by catheters, stones, women who are sexually active, etc. Because bacteeria can contaminate the area, and ascend the urethra. They can still ascend from the bladder and infect the kidney. The bacteria reproduce and are seen in the urine, with high colony count on urinalysis, gram stain to be sure it's e. Coli, and WBC casts in urine if in kidney.
Yes: Cros infection from rectum to vagina is not uncommon.
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more