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Doctor insights on: Enteroinvasive E Coli Stool Study

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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

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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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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If i have a very small open wound in my anus, will it get infected with e.coli, especially if i pass stool over the wound?

If i have a very small open wound in my anus, will it get infected with e.coli, especially if i pass stool over the wound?

Usually not: The tissue there is very good at fighting bacteria. There are a lot of bugs there, E coli and more, but infections in this situation are uncommon, ...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?

Both normal: The stool color is provides by the ultra green bile,which is added during digestion, which can gradually change through yellows to brown if the gut germs convert it.Greenish poop just means it moved through faster.E.coli is present in the stool of all humans and most animals. ...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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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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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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Doc told me tht I have IBS gave me prebiotics but still my soft stools haven't improved. and I also had e coli intestinal infection?

Doc told me tht I have IBS gave me prebiotics but still my soft stools haven't improved. and I also had e coli intestinal infection?

IBS: I would doubt E Colin as a cause. Generally speaking this is either an acute infection or associated with a change in location where there are differen subtypes of E Coli in the environment. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. You should be tested tor parasites, celiac disease, IBD food allergies. Try increasing your dietary fiber intake and see if it helps ...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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Had urine culture and e.Coli was found. Having UTI and had different meds to treat it. Pain in pelvic, testis after peeing&passing stool. Urine urgency?

Had urine culture and e.Coli was found. Having UTI and had different meds to treat it. Pain in pelvic, testis after peeing&passing stool. Urine urgency?

Prostatitis?: Your meds show ciproflox and levoflox. Need only one of the two, they are similar. Your symptoms suggest prostatitis rather than simple uti. It needs longer duration of therapy & has slower resolution of symptoms. If you were treated with more than a week and no better, let your doc know to reevaluate the plan of treatment including possible re culture and antibiotic adjustment. ...Read more

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E.Coli in urine culture indicates what? Pain in testis and sometimes swelling in right testicular veins+hard&tender epididymis when urinate/pass stool

E.Coli in urine culture indicates what? Pain in testis and sometimes swelling in right testicular veins+hard&tender epididymis when urinate/pass stool

E. coli: Urinary tract infection may be indicated by the presence of bacteria in urine culture if present in large numbers (>100, 000/ml). The manner of collection and the symptoms experienced and the urinalysis are all essential components of diagnosis. Sounds as if you may have epididymitis. See a urologist and get evaluated. Good luck and feel better.. ...Read more

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Can you get an e. Coli infection from feces?

Yes: E coli bacteria (escherichia coli) can live in the intestines of mammals. This is why it so important to wash hands after contact with possible feces from humans, pets, farm animals and wildlife. ...Read more

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How long will e coli live in feces on the ground or on a surface?

How long will e coli live in feces on the ground or on a surface?

Highly variable: Depending on the strain of e coli, temperature, ph, anaerobic status, the survival varies greatly and these bacteria can live in manure for over a year. You may wish to consult the following: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20574458. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more