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What is the definition or description of: stool culture positive for giardia?

What is the definition or description of: stool culture positive for giardia?

Not sure!: In brief, if giardia was cultured, it is consistent with giardia infection (giardiasis)- see http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/giardiasis/article_em.Htm however, giardia are generally detectable (as trophozoites and cysts) by simple microscopic evaluation. For early infection eia antigen-antibody based test may be needed. However, giardia culture are practiced rarely in research setting. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Stool Culture (Definition)

Involves inoculating specific culture plates with stool to isolate bacteria that cause intestinal infections such as ...Read more


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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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My 5 week old was dx with entrovirus. He also had a positive lactoferrin stool culture. His ammonia level was 80. Could this be a metabolic disorder?

My 5 week old was dx with entrovirus. He also had a positive lactoferrin stool culture. His ammonia level was 80. Could this be a metabolic disorder?

Unlikely: A severe infection such as adenovirus before the immune system has matured at about 2 mo. puts a great strain on the body's metabolism, likely sufficient to raise the ammonia level. It most likely will disappear as he recovers. The lactoferrin just indicates that he had significant inflammation of his intestines from the adenovirus. Urine for organic acids is a good metabolic screening test. ...Read more

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The stool culture shows positive result for yersinia, butanswer from the hospital is: no treatment is needed.Isn't yersinia dangerous?

The stool culture shows positive result for yersinia, butanswer from the hospital is: no treatment is needed.Isn't yersinia dangerous?

What strain: If you show signs of bubonic plague caused by Yersinia pestis (acral gangrene, chills, general ill feeling, high fever, muscle cramps, seizures, smooth, painful lymph gland swelling called a bubo), then i would seek further treatment. Not all strains of Yersinia are pathogenic (disease causing). Yersinia pseudotuberculosis rarely causes disease. Like e. Coli, not all strains are pathogenic. ...Read more

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Can xifaxan (rifaximin) & probiotics cause your stool to smell "chemically"? It almost smells like motor oil. Stool looks brownish/orange. No visible blood. Stool culture/o&p = neg.

Can xifaxan (rifaximin) & probiotics cause your stool to smell "chemically"? It almost smells like motor oil. Stool looks brownish/orange. No visible blood. Stool culture/o&p = neg.

Stools: The color, odor, consistency, etc. Of stool can be changed by anything taken orally. This is usually dietary materials, but drugs also possible. Not probiotics which generally make stools like those of breastfed babies and are not malodorous. ...Read more

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My cecum is thick and inflamed if it was due to an infection my stool culture would show that wouldn't it? If mine was neg. Does that mean cancer?

My cecum is thick and inflamed if it was due to an infection my stool culture would show that wouldn't it? If mine was neg. Does that mean cancer?

Not necessarily: It is difficult to say with certainty, as imaging cecum is not an easy task.A combination of tests is often needed in order to define the cause of cecal thickening. This may include barium enema, colonoscopy and some additional imaging techniques. Stool culture is not likely to provide any reliable answers. So, either direct visualization(colonoscopy) or indirect visualization will help to show t. ...Read more

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2bm a day 1st normal 2nd usually loose/diarrhoea. Not constipated. Fbc normal, stool culture normal. Worried colon cancer. What could it be?

2bm a day 1st normal 2nd usually loose/diarrhoea. Not constipated. Fbc normal, stool culture normal. Worried colon cancer. What could it be?

Normal variant : 20's male with firm followed by loose stools in am, with normal colonoscopy/"culture" has mild IBS pattern. In recent years many young males have evoked this pattern of stooling. Commonly they take it in stride &, if they tell doctors, they are told about "fiber", gluten, lactose etc. Colon cancer in 20's male most exceedingly rare. See comments: ...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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