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What if someone ate a small amount of human feces?

What if someone ate a small amount of human feces?

Fecal contamination: You may get sick, you may not. You may contract Hepatitis A or one of many bacterial infections. You will need to wait and see. In the mean time, I suggest you reconsider your dietary choices. ...Read more

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Does the disease leptospirosis transferred from rat feces?

Does the disease leptospirosis transferred from rat feces?

No, Rodent urine: Leptospirosis is maintained in nature by chronic kidney infection of rodents and other small mammal resevoirs. These animals may be infected at birth and excrete leptospires continuously throughout life. Human infection occurs through direct or indirect contact with urine or tissues of infected animals. Indirect contact with contaminated water or soil causes the majority of cases. ...Read more

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What does tapeworm look like in human feces?

What does tapeworm look like in human feces?

Tape worm in stool: Tapeworms are flat, segmented and described as "ribbon-like". You could pass a worm or worm segments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about human feces and anaerobic bacteria?

Can you tell me about human feces and anaerobic bacteria?

Lots of gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, &more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy. Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Don't decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily, 8/25/2014. ...Read more

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What type of worm in human feces is small (2-3mm), white (rice grain appearence), black tip on one end, and moves around in the fecal matter?

Threadworm?: Probably a threadworm (pin worm) as those are the most common. Here is a link, I hope this helps!
http://www. Netdoctor. Co.Uk/diseases/facts/pinworm. Htm. ...Read more

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Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it? Is soap needed?

Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it? Is soap needed?

Symbiotic relation: Bacteria are present throughout the huma skin, respiratory mucosa and intestinal tract. Majority of disease serve a positive purpose and getting rid of them for no reason will result in harm. Viruses can also be seen but not considered part of the normal flora. Can use get water and soap for added hygiene but do not do it because your want to get rid of the impossible. ...Read more

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May have gotten a little human feces in corner of my eye (don't ask) what can happen? Blindness?

May have gotten a little human feces in corner of my eye (don't ask) what can happen? Blindness?

Problem unlikely: Your eye is really terrific at cleaning itself out. You walk around all day with the eyes wide open and lots of stuff enters it unbeknownst to you and you experience no problem. The small amount of feces you got in your eye will be washed out and the eye is extraordinarily unlikely to have a problem. Blindness is just not on the list at all. ...Read more

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Can having blood in my stool mean I have a disease?

Can having blood in my stool mean I have a disease?

Maybe it does...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a particular diarrheal disease where you have watery white stool?

Is there a particular diarrheal disease where you have watery white stool?

Watery white stools: Watery white stool may mean that stool may contain mucus or exudate which is sign of colonic inflammation (colitis) another reason for white stool which may or may not be watery is jaundice (yellow skin and eyes) it has to do with lack of pigment in stool. Yet another reason is dietary or if one had oral contrast for radiologic testing. ...Read more

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Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Does NotMakeSense: There are no diseases based on the color of stool. I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it
Your question does not make any medical sense ...Read more

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The stool is sometimes very tough to come out and blood comes out at times. What might be the disease and what to do for cure?

The stool is sometimes very tough to come out and blood comes out at times. What might be the disease and what to do for cure?

Constipation/'rrhoid: You're describing constipation which can lead to hemorrhoids which can bleed. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/constipation/basics/definition/con-20032773 for some info re constipation & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852 re hemorrhoids. Dietary fiber, plenty of fluids plus regular exercise are key to normal bowel functio ...Read more

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Why do I have soft stool, anxiety and panic disorders?

Why do I have soft stool, anxiety and panic disorders?

Diet & supplements?: The state of your stool also depends greatly on the kind of food you're eating, and the supplements you're taking. Vitamin c and magnesium, for instance, are known to cause soft stool, even diarrhea. Also certain dietary changes, like eating a lot of fruit when you're not used to that. Additionally, anxiety can affect digestive processes too. Review such possibilities with your own doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of worms in the human stool?

Is there a good way to get rid of worms in the human stool?

Anti-parasite: After identification of worms, your physician can prescribe an antiparasitic medication for you. ...Read more