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Stool Shows White Blood Cells (Overview)

The finding of white blood cells (WBCs) in the stool usually means there is a bacterial infection, such as diarrhea caused by salmonella, Shigella, etc


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3 months Pregnant currently with yeast infection doctor said to get monistat. and stool shows white blood cells. Is that part of the yeast or som else?

3 months Pregnant currently with yeast infection doctor said to get monistat. and stool shows white blood cells. Is that part of the yeast or som else?

Unrelated: Vaginal yeast would not lead to white blood cells in the stool. It is not clear what stool testing was done. That is not a common test to have done in pregnancy unless certain gastrointestinal symptoms were present. Clarify with the ordering physician why the tests were done and what the next steps are in the plan of care. ...Read more

Stool Shows White Blood Cells (Overview)

The finding of white blood cells (WBCs) in the stool usually means there is a bacterial infection, such as diarrhea caused by salmonella, Shigella, etc


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Went to er/ bad stomach cramping (like contractions / not preg) and diarrhea that was that was mucousy & maybe bloody. Wbc (19000) and stool shows white blood cells. Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Can't this cause c-diff?

Went to er/ bad stomach cramping (like contractions / not preg) and diarrhea that was that was mucousy & maybe bloody.  Wbc (19000) and stool  shows white blood cells.  Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Can't this cause c-diff?

Sometimes: Diarrhea has many causes. If your doctor has determined that you need antibiotics to treat your particular case, you should take medication as prescribed. If you are concerned about c-diff call your doc. All antibiotics put you at risk for c. Difficile colitis (usually manifested as bloody diarrhea with cramps) doctors are careful to prescribe antibiotics for diarrhea only when needed. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
Once
Go to lab appointments
Once
Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
Once
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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
Once
Follow up with your treating physician
Once
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Is it normal to show no white blood cells in a urine test when showing high levels of nitrates in urine test?

Probable bacteruria: Possible to have a UTI without white cells in urine. Nitrite urine test is usually only positive in presence of bacteria. Suggest you get a urine culture to delineate a uti, identify bacteria & which antibiotics will eliminate them. ...Read more

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