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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. ...Read more
E. Coli (escherichia coli) is one of several types of bacteria that normally inhabit the intestine of humans and animals (commensal organism). Some strains of e. Coli are capable of causing disease under certain conditions when the immune system is compromised or disease may result ...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. ...Read more
Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear infection, meningitis, septicemia, and peritonitis etc. A strain of esch coli causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Escherichia coli: E. Coli (escherichia coli) is one of several types of bacteria that normally inhabit the intestine of humans and animals (commensal organism). Some strains of e. Coli are capable of causing disease under certain conditions when the immune system is compromised or disease may result from an environmental exposure. ...Read more
Yes: Immune systems of different people respond differently and the same organism produces different disease patterns in different people. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can be none: Since E. coli can be part of the normal flora in the vagina, you can have it and have no symptoms. ...Read more
Had two bladder washouts last year for e. Coli infection. Things are better but still got symptons. Why hasn't it worked?
Cure the cause: First why you are getting cystitis, if you are menopausal vaginal mucosa looses moisture and prone to get UTI, you may have to use estrogen creams, or you may have diverticulitis, that inflammatory process may be transmitting to bladder (colovesicular fistula) or some other cause, first find the cause, . ...Read more
E coli infection in the vagina is likely to be part of bacterial vaginosis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Where is e coli?: Depends on where the e. Coli infection is located. If you have a simple bladder infection with e. Coli and you're being treated, then it's likely fine for you to continue work. If you're having diarrhea from e. Coli, then there are much more strict guidelines about working with patients and in hospitals. Check with doctor and your hospital's heath center. Good luck! ...Read more
E coli: Yes common cause of fatal gram neg sepsis. ...Read more
E. coli infections: Contaminated food is certainly a major source of e. Coli, but swimming unknowingly in contaminated waters, and lackadaisical hand washing also contribute. Improper home food preparation or kitchen precautions is also a major problem, so there are many ways that the bacteria can gain access the good news is that most of us who have healthy immune systems can avoid serious illness even if infected. ...Read more
Diarrhea, cramps.: Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five to 10 days. It can also be asymptomatic. Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be needed to prevent death from dehydration. Treatment with may cause kidney complications. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition. ...Read more
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