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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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E Coli Infection (Definition)

E. Coli is a bacteria normally found in the intestines. Certain strains of e. Coli are pathogenic, meaning they can cause disease, such as colitis (bloody diarrhea) and traveler's diarrhea. It is also the most common organism in urinary tract infections. When found in the blood, the infection can be very severe and cause ...Read more


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Would it be fine to take antacid medication if I have an e. Coli infection?

Would it be fine to take antacid medication if I have an e. Coli infection?

Yes: It may depend on the medication you are taking. It would be useful to check with your pharmacist, if the ant-acid may alter the effectiveness of the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Im breastfeeding and I have e coli infection, i took suprax (cefixime) 400 for 6 days will that be enough?

Im breastfeeding and I have e coli infection, i took suprax (cefixime) 400 for 6 days will that be enough?

Depends : If u are symptom free then 6 days shd be enough esp if it is urinary infection. Medicine is not harmful during breast feeding but may cause diarrhea in the baby. Sometimes the infection can recur and ur symptoms will return. If so u shd consult ur doctor again. ...Read more

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I'm worried about salmonella poisoning. What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

I'm worried about salmonella poisoning. What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

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

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Should I see a specialist for e. Coli infection, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for e. Coli infection, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Reg Doc usually...: But sometimes you may need the expertise of an infectious diseases specialist if the infection doesn't go away. You might be dealing with a resistant bug, a difficult situation where the antibiotic interacts with medications, or if an underlying condition makes medical management more complex- your regular doctor can determine this. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with e-coli infection In my intestine I'm bit worried I'm on antibiotics what's the best way to treat it plzz help thanks :)?

I have been diagnosed with e-coli infection In my intestine I'm bit worried I'm on antibiotics what's the best way to treat it plzz help thanks :)?

Probiotics: Finish the antibiotics prescribed to you. Take 1-2 cups of yogurt daily & get some probiotics from the pharmacy & take it for one month at least. Thi is to replenish the good bacteria in the intestines Which were killed by the antibiotics. ...Read more

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No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am i misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am i misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

Lots of issues...: ...In your question: crohn's, infection, pain, appendicitis, ; question of colonoscopy results. To answer your primary concern--that of crohn's, be assured the presumptive diagnosis can be clarified if granulomas are found on your colon biopsies ; your asca blood level is elevated. To address your other issues, please call your doctor who performed your testing ; knows you best. Good health--. ...Read more

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E coli infection in semen is curable. I am taking Ciprofloxacin for 20 days is it good.is this risk for hiv. .I finish course of medicine still have?

E coli infection in semen is curable. I am taking Ciprofloxacin for 20 days is it good.is this risk for hiv. .I finish course of medicine still have?

Do finish course: Please do take all the prescribed medication and see your doctor for follow up visit as advised. E coli infection per se is not a risk for HIV, however, if you have any concern, ask your doctor to test you. ...Read more

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Would i know if i had an e. Coli infection, c diff or another serious infection? I have loose stool but that is pretty regular for me.

Would i know if i had an e. Coli infection, c diff or another serious infection? I have loose stool but that is pretty regular for me.

Not likely: E coli is normal flora of the intestine and c diff would produce foul smelling diarrhea. If you have no more than two loose stools a day, it may be your normal. You may try to make some changes to your diet to see if that changes anything. If you have not lost weight, it is probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What do bm with e coli infection look like?

What type of E coli: E coli is normally present in the intestine and does not affect bowel movement. Toxic strains of e coli can cause diarrhea that will result in loose stools. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an e. Coli infection?

Culture: Urinary infection is perhaps the commonest infection with e coli and it can be diagnosed by culturing urine. Blood or wound infection would require culture of blood and wound discharge. Similarly infection at any other site, would require culture of material from that site. ...Read more

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My test came back negative. I'm convinced that it is an e. Coli infection. Would fem dophilus treat this, what to do?

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

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I think I may have e coli infection. Is it ok for me to continue to work in a hospital?

I think I may have e coli infection. Is it ok for me to continue to work in a hospital?

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

Dr. Austina Cho
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more