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What Does Cdiff Stool Look Like
Have cdiff but constipated. What can I do. I am on vancomycin and forastor. I never have diahrrea like a lot do. Should I take stool softener or what?
Should I take Flagyl for cdiff if GI never checked me? No stool, blood test. Should I ask further examinations before taking something I might not need?
Depends: Sometimes patients are given emperic therapy based on complaint. Clostridium difficile can cause a GI illness presenting as diarrhea following antibiotic use. It can be easily treated with Flagyl but if not treated may lead to severe illness, protracted hospitalization and even death. If you have concerns speak with your doctor. There is a stool test available. ...Read more
Cdiff 4yrs ago — now have LUQ & soft/loose stools. CDIFF TOXIN/GDH W/REFL TO PCR Result: Toxigenic C. difficile detected
New infection or colonized?
Monitor: Once you have C. diff there is a reasonable chance you can be colonized. The criteria for infection include watery stools in excess of 3-4 times daily. The pain or discomfort is usually in the lower abdomen. Soft stools with a relatively low daily frequency usually are not indicative of C. diff. In summary, the presence of C. diff. In your stool in itself is not indicative of infection ...Read more
I have a conflict in specialists. Gi issues after cdiff. And recurrent kleb utis. -stool culture -ct-mri-belly film -us. Gi wants scope but I have +uti no flora. Believe it's kleb overgrowth. Help.
My 19 months old son has mucus in his stools. In december 2013 he was diagnosed mith colitis and clostridium difficile there is no blood seen.
Your question?: I don't know what your question is, but you need to take your son to your pediatrician promptly for further evaluation. C. diff has a nasty way of recurring and just because "no blood is seen" doesn't mean there's no blood in his stool. I certainly hope the mucus isn't a sign of something serious, but you need to find out for certain. Best wishes. ...Read more
C.diff treatment: Interesting you know about how effective stool donations can be for helping C. diff patients. It works very well. C. diff is a horrible and devastating disease, killing up to 15% of victims according to the CDC. You may want to freeze your own stool if you're worried about it or concerned for a relative. Obviously keeping that separate from food is a must. There are no labs doing this yet. ...Read more
I worry about my stool related to gastritis. What is dark stool look like?does dark stool really black?
Gastritis: Yes, dark stool really does look "black". This may sometimes be indicative of bleeding from a GI source such as the stomach. ...Read more
I have small blackish balls separate from my stool which look like blackberries and green peas and my left lower side has much pain?
Need colonoscopy: May be necrotic polyposis sloughing from the colon. Take them to your MD for path exam ...Read more
Dry stool: May be constipated. Need to drink about 2-3 liters fluid water /gatorade / juices a day, more in hot humid climates as if not enough water the bowel resorbs the water from stool. Eat greens, avocado, sweet potatoes strawberries,-fiber rich fruits and vegetables. Entities like masses rare at your age and inflammation has mucus/ blood but may be irritable bowel. F/u/ w /doc ...Read more
Just as U described: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
Stools colors: The color that you described could be a slow bleeding higher up in the GI tract. The stools are light/white with liver diseases, pale yellow or green with gastroenteritis but any shade of red may indicate a bleeding, the different shades of red indicates where in the GI tract the bleeding is occurring. ...Read more
The last week or so my stools have had little whitish things in it that really look like corn. However, I haven't eaten corn in months?
Corn in stools:
I think you have parasites in your GI tract.
Look carefully, or use a magnifying glass, probably you will see fine rounded elongated worms, which most commonly are is an intestinal infestation by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis, usually in children. Its major symptom is perianal itching. Diagnosis is by visual inspection for threadlike worms in the perianal area or examination of fecesA single dose of mebendazole 100 mg po ...Read more
I find if I eat lots of chips and fries, my stool looks kind of greasy for the next few days. Doesn't normally look like this. What causes this?
Parasites: There are very few that are macroscopic (seen without a microscope), and many are diagnosed by the presence of their eggs. Sometimes ascaris and tapeworms can be seen with the naked eye. The first looks like a very large worm and the tapeworm segments look like short white cubes. ...Read more
Here is a photograph of tapeworms in fresh stool:
http://www.Bing. Com/images/search? Q=tapeworm+stool&qs=as&sk=&form=qbir&pq=tape%20worm%20stool&sc=2-15&sp=1&qs=as&sk=#view=detail&id=b7e7b84f39fabbdd4ef38616f5920036f0a1fce4&selectedindex=6. ...Read more
It shoudn't: Carrots are digested and degraded and have no significant iron in them to make your stool like blood. ...Read more
Can only guess...: A picture may be helpful to us. Eaten anything green lately? ...Read more
Is it possible for bloods in stool to look like just odourless small macroscopic solid particles?
Not usually: Can be frank bloody, or occult and only found in testing ...Read more
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