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Bacterial survival: Many gram-negative species, such as acinetobacter spp., escherichia coli, klebsiella spp., pseudomonas aeruginosa, serratia marcescens, or shigella spp. Can survive on inanimate surfaces for months. These are some of the organisms present in feces. The anaerobes may die more rapidly if exposed to elemental oxygen. ...Read more
Probably no worries: If the source of contact is well, almost certainly you won't get sick. For infected feces, the amount to transmit can be microscopic (e.g. norovirus, Shigella) but more for others (e.g. Salmonella). Every day we all contact small amounts of fecal bacteria (e.g. sex, shaking hands w/ someone who didn't wash after toilet, pets, sinks, etc). Mostly it's harmless, and to some extent actually healthy. ...Read more
No: They are anatomically separate in the body. ...Read more
With latest slew of C. difficile infections due to flawed design duodenoscopes harboring bacteria, could fecal transplants be used to treat these ppl?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics treated it very effectively.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does a positive fecal leucocyte test (when negative for all other bacteria, viral, and parasitic targets) ALWAYS indicate IBD?
My fecal lactoferrin level was high at 22, negative for infections, other than norovirus. I thought only bacteria increased FL. Could it be start IBD?
I have no experience with the use of Lactoferrin and I do not know what kind of symptoms you are experiencing.
There is a post infectious irritable bowel described over the last few years. In my opinion best will be for you to initiate a log with food and drinks that you have and the type of symptoms- say bloating, diarrhea, etc. Once you have couple of weeks see your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Lab data: You would have to ask the laboratory to be certain, but the impression is that they are simply stating that bacteria are present, which is not surprising since 95-98% of dried fecal matter is bacteria. If there were specific pathogens (bad bacteria) present would imagine that they would have specifically identified these. ...Read more
What are very small carrot looking pieces in my stool? Could it be some type of bacteria? They are so small you wouldn't see them at normal glance
Undigested remnants: Our stools are composed of many "ingredients" Food may sometimes make an appearance in the feces.Common undigested foods found in human feces are seeds, nuts, corn and beans mainly because of their high dietary fiber content. In medicine to diagnose the presence or absence of a medical condition, a stool sample is sometimes requested for testing purposes. So your MD will have you submit a sample if nec ...Read more
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
My 21/2 year old daughter was diagnosed with cdif and some other bacteria that was found in her stool has had diarah?
C diff needs Rx.: C diff can exist in our digestive tracts quietly, but sometimes overgrows & causes problems like bloody diarrhea. If so, your childs doctor can treat the c diff infection with certain antibiotics. Your doctor can also suggest a specific probiotic preparation to help get the digestive tract back to normal--& keep it that way! Only using antibiotics for bacterial infections decreases risk of c diff. ...Read more
How do I preserve a stool sample? For how long does it last, to check for parasites/bacteria accurately?
Instructions: The doctor that gave you the collection kit should have had instructions with it. Call the doctor that gave you the collection materials if you do not have the instructions. ...Read more
Have had diarrhea for 6months, stool test says I have more gram+ than gram- shouldn't it be the opposite? No bacteria found except a lot of e coli
I have 10 months baby whenever eats somthing it doesn't digest it ad he does green stool his stool tests also says bacteria flora present and epithelia?
Can be normal: There are foods that babies do not digest fully- corn is one. Raisins and carrots also tend to come out undigested. I am not clear about the test results.. Bacteria flora can be normal bacteria that belong in the gut or bacterial overgrowth that isn't normal. Probiotics can be helpful. Pay attention to diet. Dairy can be very aggravating to children's intestines. A GI specialist may be helpful. ...Read more
My grandchild, 3month old. Her stool analysis shows cyst e.H ++, pus cells 3 -5hpf, bacteria+.Child had frothy motion for aweek?
I'm not clear what your results are based on your question. (cyst eh++ is not typical notation for stool results).
If she has white blood cells, and unusual stools, she has either an infection or some type of inflammation, or both.
She should follow up with her doctor on the results. ...Read more
Ha stool test done, results endolimax nana trophozoites, entamoeba hartmanni trophozoites. What is that meant? Where could I got that bacteria?
Amoeba: These are not bacteria but rather amoeba that are found in the intestines of various animals, including the species e. Nana found in humans. Originally thought to be non-pathogenic, studies suggest it can cause intermittent or chronic diarrhea. You most likely acquired this from unsanitary water. ...Read more
I had a stool analysis that said I have 7 strains of bacteria that are imbalanced, (not full infection) strep strains etc, Can this make u feel bad?
If Piles became infected then Will Stool Routine show pus? And Stool Culture will show bacteria? OR Both Routine and Culture will NORMAL? ThenTREATMEN
Hemorrhoid s: Infected piles can show all the possibilities that you quoted. ...Read more