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Colon Virus Infection
Medical Science: This question would require a full textbook to answer. There are so many different infections and other conditions of the colon that I doubt we on this app can adequately supply you with any valuable information. Perhaps if you have a specific question or reason for asking this you can share it would be better. ...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
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Should I be concerned if my 75 year old grandma has a colon infection how does this occur what causes it?
Depends: Is is clostridium difficile? This is an infection that can occur after antibitoic treatment for any other infections and is not uncommon in the elderly. I can however, become a significant problem and be difficult to eradicate. It also can be transmitted to others that have a weak immune system. Antibiotics include Metronidazole and/or vancomycin. Newer antibiotics have been developed as well. ...Read more
Have you ever heard of anyone getting an infection after an angiogram? I recently got a colon infection after I had an angiogram. Is it a reaction
Possibly.: There is a high prevalence of colon cancer in patients with streptococcus bovis bacteremia. Whether or not it causes colon cancer does not seem to be known. But patients with >10 year history of crohn's or ulcerative colitis, familial polposis symdromes, and a diet high in animal fat do have inccreased risk for colon cancer. ...Read more
Possibly: Infections can spread to the brain via the bloodstream or direct spread from adjacent areas, like the sinuses. Some parasitic infections are known to spread via ingestion to eventually end up in the brain. ...Read more
Not something to get: Colon infn isn't something you want! Causes: viral (norwalk, adeno, rotovirus), followed by bacterial (e coli, salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, c difficile) ; parasites (giardia, cyclospora) infn spread on hands of people w/poor hygiene who then pass it on. To get: drink unprocessed h2o ; eat undercooked food, fruits/vegies esp. From street vendors in 3rd world countries ; don't wash your hands. ...Read more
I had a colon resection because of several bouts of diverticulitis. 5 yrs later I have another infection. .. Thought surgery was a cure?
I came down with a colon infection after an angiogram I was presenting no evidence of an infection or digestive issues before. But got extremely sick afterwards and was in the hospital. Can you please look into what may have happened? Although infection o
Post op problems: I am sorry to hear about this. This portion of Healthtap is for medical education- so can't look into it. Take care. ...Read more
I have. Staph infection. In my colon die to vicomyacin. Is it life threatening? Can u give me info about it please. Thank you anma
Staph: Staph infections would not be due to vancomycin, they are treated with vancomycin (except for the very rare cases of vancomycin resistant staph aureus). We would need more information, but in general, a deep staph infection is considered life threatening and requires prompt treatment. ...Read more
I was just released today from the hospital with a diagnosis of Colitis and infection in colon. I still have fever, is this normal?
Colitis: Colitis means inflammation of the colon. Infections like C. difficile can cause colitis that can be successfully treated with antibiotics. There are other forms of colitis that can last a lifetime, like ulcerative colitis. Regardless, unless our patients show significant clinical improvement in the hospital, it's rare that we send them home with fevers. You should check in with your doctor. ...Read more
Calprotectin in stool analysis is 112.5 whn normal is 50. What causes that, how to treat it &what food to eat to avoid that? Is that colon infection?
It suggests presence: Or propensity to develop inflammatory bowel disease/ibd - crohns dse and ulcerative colitis. Discuss with your GI dr in details or read more info online (pls check link below) certain genetic or environmental factors can contribute to these conditions. No particular diet is advised so it's observation on the food that triggers them is the key. ...Read more
I'm having a colon test in 3 days should I stop taking the amoxicillian for a tooth infection now will the propofol react if I still take it?
Have you ever heard of anyone getting a colon infection after an angiogram? It was a heart angiogram through the groin. What could have caused this?
What reason behind infection (suppurative inflammation)or clots in the colon 1week after colon partial resection surgery (while taking anticoagulation)?
Are recurring non-mrsa staph infections common? If so, should they eventually happen less frequently? Used bactroban for nasal colones, but it continues to recur.
Trouble with Staph: This bacterium is particularly hardy and may be persisting in your environment-if indeed you've tried a regimen to 'eradicate' it from your body. It may be worth throwing out old razors, personal hygiene items, etc or at least try to sterilize them in a dishwasher. Towels, used linens etc will need a 'hot wash' to disinfect. Then, consider personal contacts in the family for possible re-infection. ...Read more
Does it matter if my colon perforation is from tumor or infection. I didn't have screening before surgery. T3nomo? No chemo.
Yes: Perforation from tumor increases the risk of recurrence locally- since this implies spillage of tumor in the region. Infection if controlled and treated should not. Tumor perforation usually considered t4. ...Read more