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What Color Is C Diff Stool
See below: It is an illness with diarrhea and fever, that usually follows antibiotic treatment for some other infection. Clostridium difficile is often a hospital acquired infection. Treatment is usually with an antibiotic though fecal transplant is helpful in some patients. See this site for more information. http://www.cdc.gov/hai/organisms/cdiff/Cdiff-patient.html ...Read more
Name of the organism: The first is the name of the organism the second is the name of the condition. This condition can be varied to the can be very debilitating . You need to see your physician. ...Read more
Smell: Is bad. Working in hospital. Is usually has a distint smell. Can be all different types of stool. But mostly loose. Get it checked out. Proper treatment is important ...Read more
Straw-colored: This is how i learned it. However, i find food like descriptions much more relatable- watered-down ice coffee, or diluted cafe-au-lait with a slightly more yellowish hue. The consistency is entirely watery with no pieces of stool. It also has a very characteristic smell that's hard to describe. ...Read more
Yellow, brown, green: Poop can be a blend of yellow, brown, and green colors. Babies older than a week usually have yellowish poops. Older kids tend to have brownish poops. Worrisome colors are red (blood), black (old blood), or grey/white (lacking in bile). A doctor should evaluate a child, if his or her poop is a worrisome color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal liver enzynes normal colonoscopy but stool color is bright yellowish brown what do I test for or is this normal?
Can't fix normal: Stool color is dependent on the main colorizing agent, deep green bile, and the action of germs in the gut as poop moves though it. Normal colors range through deep greens through yellows to browns depending on how long it stays in the gut & the effect of gut germ metabolism. What you describe is well within the normal range for stool color. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Infection: Colon infection from clostridium difficile can cause fever, nausea, abdominal cramping pains, sometimes serious abdominal pain, diarrhea & dehydration. Some people can become very ill from this. Treated with specific antibiotics for this type of infection. Rarely requires surgery if severe & life threatening. ...Read more
Constipated 2 wks, only soft stool passing. Stools that pass are normal color, but bile is red/orange. Normal? Or is this bleeding? Worried :(
Probably blood: What you describe is not normal . You should see your doctor. ...Read more
What is normal transit time from food to stool? Sometimes mine is as little as 10 hours. Fatty stool mucus urgency. Normal flex sig,and fc elastase
Check gallbladder: there are many causes for fatty stools which usually will come out loose. 10 hrs is actually not bad, some people have to go right after each meal. But, RUQ pain can indicate GB problem, which in turn can cause poor digestion of fat. So, avoid fatty foods, oily foods and ask a doctor to get a test for GB function. (It's a start). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Orange stool: Orange stool can be related to rapid transit time through the colon, Liver / gall bladder disease, bile obstruction, inadequate bile production, Foods ( carrots, orange food color, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnip greens, kale,) & medications(aluminum hydroxide/ beta carotene). ...Read more