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Doctor insights on: Listeria Stool Frequency

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How long does baby stool frequency associated with hirschsprung disease last?

How long does baby stool frequency associated with hirschsprung disease last?

Depends: It would depend on timing of definitive corrective surgery, antibiotic usage and resumption of normal diet. ...Read more

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Can listeria cause oil in the stool? I ate lettuce that was recalled for listeria and a month later I have had oil in my stools for the past month.

Can listeria cause oil in the stool? I ate lettuce that was recalled for listeria and a month later I have had oil in my stools for the past month.

Stool culture needed: Steatorrhea has many causes : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatorrhea#Associated_diseases Bacterial overgrowth is one of them, though listeria is low probability at this point (you would have many other symptoms: http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/definition.html). ...Read more

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Will listeria show blood in stool?

Will listeria show blood in stool?

Doubt it: Listeria causes serious infections. Only your doctor can diagnose it and guide you further. If you are well, you do not have listeria. ...Read more

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Can ecoli and listeria survive outside food/refrigeration?

Can ecoli and listeria survive outside food/refrigeration?

Yes: These bacteria can survive on counters and away from obvious food sources. A guide for listeria prevention can be found here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/listeria/prevention.Html and for e. Coli prevention, look here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ecoli/general/index.Html/#prevent more specific info is searchable on the cdc website. ...Read more

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What should you do if you've eaten a food recalled because of listeria contamination?

What should you do if you've eaten a food recalled because of listeria contamination?

Depends: If you are a child or a pregnant woman, then you may want to go ahead and notify your physician. If you are an otherwise healthy adult, you may wait to see if you develop vomiting and diarrhea before notifying your physician. Just because a food is recalled doesn't mean that the food you ate is contaminated. ...Read more

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Can I get listeria from soft cheeses?

Possibly: The danger is from cheeses made from unpasteurized milk. Make sure to check the label. ...Read more

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How does listeria make it's way to the placenta?

How does listeria make it's way to the placenta?

Through the blood: Listeria is a bacterial infection caused by listeria monocytogenes. Most bacterial infections spread through the body through the blood stream. Since the placenta supplies nutrition to the baby through the blood, that is how listeria makes it's way to the placenta. ...Read more