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Does E Coli Cause A Rash
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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 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?
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
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
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