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Dr. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines. Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more


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I thought I had a UTI. They told me I had E Coli. I have developed a rash in my inner thigh and have small bumps. Is this normal? What is going on?

I thought I had a UTI. They told me I had E Coli. I have developed a rash in my inner thigh and have small bumps. Is this normal? What is going on?

No Normal: Make sure you complete any recommended treatment for UTI, discuss the rash with your primary care provider as soon as possible to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of e coli uti?

What are the causes of e coli uti?

Bowel to bladder: Significant amount of stool consists of e. Coli bacteria, & thus skin in perineal area is not unusually colonisd by bowel e. Coli. There is very little disnance from anus to urethral opening in women, & women's urethras avery short, so it is very easy e. Coli bacteria to reach the bladder. Most women secrete vaginal immunoglobulins which can be bacteriocidal, & one reason why most women r UTI free. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea caused by e coli last for 3+ weeks?

Can diarrhea caused by e coli last for 3+ weeks?

YES.: Intestinal infections can temporarily damage the inner lining of the intestinal tract and antibiotics can temporarily disrupt your normal intestinal bacteria, Both processes can prolong G.I. problems, including diarrhea, even after the infection is cleared. Try avoiding fatty, spicy foods & foods that cause gas and try yogurt & other probiotics until your G.I. tract is back to normal. ...Read more

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In most cases, is cystitis caused by the bacterium e. Coli?

In most cases, is cystitis caused by the bacterium e. Coli?

Yes: The bacterium is all over the place, including the nearby anus, and the questions is always, "why did the e. Coli gain a foothold? " anything from a stone, a malformation, not drinking water, being unaccustomed to sex, a jackass boss making you hold it. Prostate disease -- try to find the true cause that let the infection get started. ...Read more

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Which complications are caused by e. Coli 0157:h7?

Which complications are caused by e. Coli 0157:h7?

Several: It is a serious infection. People can have kidney failure which can get chronic also. Low blood platelets can cause bleeding at different sites. Severe diarrhea, dehydration. ...Read more

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What are the causes of e. Coli diarrheal disease?

What are the causes of e. Coli diarrheal disease?

E Coli is the cause: E coli is found in the intestines. Any food can be contaminated although it not pleasant to imagine. ...Read more

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When I was 12 I had e coli, hus, which is caused by haveing e coli that was treated with antibioticsanyway?

When I was 12 I had e coli, hus, which is caused by haveing e coli that was treated with antibioticsanyway?

Risk w/ antibiotics: I'm not sure what your question is, but it's true that treating certain types of e. Coli with antibiotics can increase the risk of hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus). ...Read more

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Does e coli cause sores on the vagina?

Does e coli cause sores on the vagina?

No need to worry: E. coli is a common bacteria found in the intestines.
It should not cause sores.
Infections that cause sores include herpes and genital warts.
You should have your sores evaluated ...Read more

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Which diseases are caused by salmonella, listeria, and e-coli?

Which diseases are caused by salmonella, listeria, and e-coli?

See below: These bacteria have many different strains and cause many different diseases. See the information on these bacteria at the sites given below.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/salmonella/
http://www. Cdc. Gov/listeria/
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ecoli/. ...Read more

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How does e coli cause pyelonephritis in people? Can normal, healthy people get it?

How does e coli cause pyelonephritis in people? Can normal, healthy people get it?

UTI: Uti's at time can spread proximally and cause infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis). Ecoli is one such bacteria. It can occur in healthy people. ...Read more

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What is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

What is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

Wall component: It is mix of similar substances found in the walls of the bacteria, released as they die off and causing some of the problems in people with bugs like e coli loose in their blood. There's been some interest in medicines designed to remove it or prevent it from harming the body, but results have been so-so. ...Read more

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We both have been faithfull so if e.Coli may cause pid, does my partner also have to be treated? He has no symptoms.

We both have been faithfull so if e.Coli may cause pid, does my partner also have to be treated? He has no symptoms.

No: This is normal body flora. Be sure you understand why your physician believes this is the infectious organism, and get another opinion if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it.
However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli cause severe birth defects?

Can e.Coli cause severe birth defects?

Not generally: Ecoli is a bacteria generally found in the intestinal tract, it can cause many different types of infections, most commonly urinary tract infections. Any serious infection can increase the can of premature delivery, which can cause developmental delay, but this is generally avoided with prompt treatment. ...Read more

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Can e. Coli food poisoning cause an ulcer?

Can e. Coli food poisoning cause an ulcer?

No: E. Coli is not usually associated with gastric ulceration. But a different bacteria called h. Pylori has bene associated. ...Read more

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Can e-coli lay dormant and then suddenly cause kidney infections?

Can e-coli lay dormant and then suddenly cause kidney infections?

No: E. Coli is commonly found around the external urinary openings but it does not lay dormant. It will actively infect when it can. Infections may appear suddenly. ...Read more

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Got a 3rd urinary tract infection and e coli is cause again. Why?

Got a 3rd urinary tract infection and e coli is cause again. Why?

RU prone?, same UTI?: Most utis r from e.Coli, most common bowel organism. Was original UTI treated with an appropriate (ie sensitive) antibiotic? If not, it's same infection. If new utis: need to empty bladder after sex, use cotton & no thong underwear. Shower rather than bathe, avoid constipation & separate thighs widely with urination. Consume lots of water and void regularly. Consider cranberry juice, tabs/gelcaps. ...Read more

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My last pregnancy I had E coli septicaemia and was in a critical condition. Could it have cause me to become infertile?

My last pregnancy I had E coli septicaemia and was in a critical condition. Could it have cause me to become infertile?

Need more info: That is a tough question to answer without knowing more history about the length of your illness. Because if as you say "you was in a critical condition" it all depends on your general health before the infection and the treatment you received. Please talk this over with your OB/GYN who will be the best person to help you. ...Read more

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I have had inflamed ear canals since November. Just had swab results back to say I have E coli, what could of caused this?

I have had inflamed ear canals since November. Just had swab results back to say I have E coli, what could of caused this?

E Coli in ear canals: E Coli is the most common bacteria found in the GI tract, i.e. in feces. So, somehow you got that in your ears, perhaps from contaminated water. Maybe from a bathtub, or swimming in untreated water. Check your water supply for contamination. But the good news is it should be easily treatable with prescription antibiotic drops. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from e. Coli in the urinary track and the doctors can't kill it cause always come back. What kind I do? I'm desperate.

I'm suffering from e. Coli in the urinary track and the doctors can't kill it cause always come back. What kind I do? I'm desperate.

Cause of uti fixed?: Normally, the human urinary system is designed to 1) flow one way (i.e. Out) and 2) completely empty the bladder. Recommend a referral to an infectious diseases specialist near you. ...Read more

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I had E Coli which caused a UTI. I no longer have E Coli, but have stinging/pain in my vagina. I did a culture and the E Coli is gone. What's going on?

I had E Coli which caused a UTI. I no longer have E Coli, but have stinging/pain in my vagina. I did a culture and the E Coli is gone. What's going on?

Vaginitis: If you took an antibiotic you might now have a vaginal yeast infection, but it could be another bacterial infection as well. If something like Monistat or lotrimin (clotrimazole) helps its likely yeast. If no improvement get seen by your doc. ...Read more

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Is it true that an e-coli infection be caused by a blood transfusion?

Maybe-not probable.: The e coli is most likely from a urinary tract infection (UTI) or from gut infection through contaminated meat, etc. Transfusion is a rare cause for any infection, but if it happens, it is usually with yersinia or some other bacteria, etc., though an e. Coli infection is possible, especially if there is an unclean environment, and the transfused product had an infection or was not well preserved. ...Read more

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Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Absolutely: E. Coli is notorious for causing infections, specially in the urinary tract. If untreated, the bacteria can go to the blood stream and cause septic shock. Depending on the virulence of the bacteria, it can cause severe problems that can lead to death. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think I've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?

I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think I've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?

Pelvic infection: While it's possible for e.Coli to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, it has to transmit up the vagina, then the cervix, then the uterus, and through the tubes, before you experience the pain associated with pid. If you're not in severe pain right now, you may just have a vaginal infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Explain cause of dormant e-coli and recurring infections. I have recurrent kidney stones as well.?

Explain cause of dormant e-coli and recurring infections. I have recurrent kidney stones as well.?

Impossible to tell: I think that you should obtain advice from your treating clinician on this matter. It's difficult to discern the root cause of your problems without more info. ...Read more

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What cause a kidney infection from the strep bacteria? Everytine I get one it's always caused by the strep bacteria never e. Coli

Pyelonephritis: If you're having recurring infections of your kidney (as opposed to bladder infections), you should see a urologist for evaluation. This is not normal. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more