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I was going #2 in toilet. 14 mo stuck handin toilet before i had chance to flush. Is my stool dangerous to her? Would i know if i had e. Coli infx?

I was going #2 in toilet. 14 mo stuck handin toilet before i had chance to flush. Is my stool dangerous to her?  Would i know if i had e. Coli infx?

Needless Worry: Your child's skin is a very good barrier to infection. Just good soap and water to clean up you both is all you should worry about. ...Read more

Toxin (Definition)

Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed]. Toxins can be small ...Read more


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How do you treat a six-month-old baby with mucus and e. Coli in his stool?

How do you treat a six-month-old baby with mucus and e. Coli in his stool?

May be normal: E coli is normal in feces (how do you know the baby has e coli?) small amounts of mucus are also normal. If the baby has diarrhea, please consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Stool sample shows heavy growth of nontoxogenic e. Coli & streptococcus salivarius. Is this abnormal/problematic?

Stool sample shows heavy growth of nontoxogenic e. Coli & streptococcus salivarius.  Is this abnormal/problematic?

No: Assuming you are not symptomatic, these bacterial organisms are considered part of the normal gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. Strep salivarius lives in the mouth whereas E. coli lives in the intestines. In only very rare instances does this strep cause illness. The type of E. Coli mentioned causes UTIs since the urinary and GI tracts are so close ...Read more

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Mucus like stool accompanied with what looks like blood. Could it be that e coli bacteria?

Mucus like stool accompanied with what looks like blood. Could it be that e coli bacteria?

Causes of BRBPR: 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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My 4 month baby having green potty for last 2.5 months. E-coli in stool culture test. Doc says need not to worry & refused to give medicine.Is it nrml?

My 4 month baby having green potty for last 2.5 months. E-coli in stool culture test. Doc says need not to worry & refused to give medicine.Is it nrml?

Normal flora: E. Coli is to be expected in the babys stool the green is due to the iron which is the formula you doctor is right nothing to treat and nothing to worry about except your angst. ...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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I have chronic inflammation in duodenum and overgrowth of e.coli shown in stool culture. But celiac came negative. What it could be? (I am from India)

I have chronic inflammation in duodenum and overgrowth of e.coli shown in stool culture. But celiac came negative. What it could be? (I am from India)

Enteritis?: Being from India makes you at risk for a chronic enteritis that results from repeated exposures (like water that is not adequately purified, which is a common in India). Talk to your doctor about this and other possibilities other than Celiac. E coli in the stool is normal, so unless it was during active symptoms and a specific type found (a more common disease inducer) it may not mean anything. ...Read more

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My child had bloody mucousy stools. I took her to the ER and they tested for c-diff, e coli, blood work and cultures of her stools and blood. C-diff and e-coli were negative. This was sunday.. It is now late wed. And still no answers. What could this be?

Age ?: In young infants my first thought would be an allergic reaction to the feed (bovine milk allergy can do this). In older kids i'd have tested for salmonella & shigella too. Some older kids with a colitis would do this. I'd meet with your pediatrician & go over your findings so far & move forward based on current findings. ...Read more

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Would i know if i had c diff or e. Coli or other dangerous infx? I have loose stool but that can be normal for me. Irritable bowel i think

Only way to : Know for sure is with stool tests. Have your doctor order appropriate tests if you have persistent diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea. ...Read more

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


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