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Yeast Cells In Stool Exam
Hi, what is a budding yeast cell in stool exam? The result was rare. He had lbm 8x a day last wednesday and again today for 3x.
Yeast infection: He needs anti-yeast medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yeast overgrowth: Yeast are normally there in the body, but when something 'tips' the balance, there can be more yeast than we like. This could take the shape of thrush or a fungal rash for example. Sometimes we get 'overgrowth' of yeast in the stool. Usually this comes about from antibiotics -that kill off alot of the 'good' bacteria (as well as any germs present) and too much yeast can result. Should resolve soon ...Read more
I had stool exam, the results showed rare yeast cells, what does that means? Had no diabetes, but have hemorrhoids.
Minimal: Yeast are a normal inhabitant of our colon and can be seen on stool examinations. Like bacteria, some yeast take up residence there and live for years, enjoying undigested matter. They can, on occasion, cause an issue- but if you are fine then leave them alone and let them enjoy life in the warm confines of your bowel. ...Read more
Maybe not much...: No test result can be evaluated out of the context in which it was ordered. What kind of symptoms prompted the study? What are your underlying medical conditions (that may predispose you to intestinal yeast)? If you are in the midst of a GI evaluation, have they ruled out inflammation, other infections, ischemic pathology, as well as motility disorders? ...Read more
What is the meaning of yeast cell = few in stool examination? My daughter is having skin itching would it be cuased by yeast infection?
Stool exam: Your daughter's stool exam is normal f she has anal and vaginal itching I would rule out the possibility of pin worms. ...Read more
I have anal pain and stool leakage after defecation for 9 months, stool analysis showed yeast-like cells. Could that be candidia? If so how to treat?
No treatment needed: Candida is normal in stool, not a sign of infection or disease. It is not the cause of your anal pain and stool leakage. No treatmetn is needed. You can find lots of junk online about "systemic candidiasis" or candida in stool being a health problem. It's all an urban myth. Ignore it! ...Read more
My 4 year old daughter has yeast plus cells (+++) in her stool analysis, and constantly has stomach ache, could this be the cause?
I have a vag yeast infect and when I went to the toilet I was trying to pass stool and I had a string muc out of vag. A clear light brown muc on stool?
Yeast vaginitis: Can cause irritation of the vagina which can then cause mucus production. Straining while having a BM can cause the mucus to come out. Mucus in the stool can also suggest irritation or inflammation of the bowel but, other than the straining, there's no relationship between the two. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Comprehensive stool analysis yielded few WBC and moderate Yeast. Yeast normal range is supposed to be rare to few. I have inconsistent stool and localized occasional pain in RUQ. Please advice?
Meaningless test: "Comprehensive stool analysis" is not often recommended by knowledgeable experts. Probably you requested this from an online testing service. It's pointless. There is no such thing as systemic candidiasis or having too much yeast in the intestines. My advice is to see a doctor for your symptoms, then follow his or her professional advice about causes, testing, and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Can't digest food. Instant bloating, gas w/foul odor, loose or soft stool. Not one particular food causes it. Prone to yeast infec. Why? How to help?
Had stool analysis done. Showed 'many candida albicans'. Is this bad? Does it mean I have systemic yeast? I have no stomach problems or other symptoms
No worries!: "Systemic yeast" is an urban myth -- often used to explain any number of symptoms but not an accepted medical entity, at least not by the scientific medicine community. It is normal to have yeasts in the intestine anmd to be visible in feces. Also, "stool analysis" is pretty much a waste of time and money, except in very specific circumstances and if recommended by an appropriate specialist. ...Read more
I had a large tattoo on my chest that was bloody and painful days later I got sick my pancreas. Was inflamed stool black and a yeast infection, why?
See below: You have several different processes occuring all at once and it is difficult to give you an answer without knowing more detail. I am assuming the tattoo got infected from you are describing, you may have had a GI bleed as well. Consider meeting and discussing what all has happened with your doctor who know you best. ...Read more
I have bv, I took flagyl. It seems I developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?
Antibiotic effects..: The yeast infection is related to the antibiotic (flagyl) that has disrupted the normal balance of the bacteria found in that area of the body. That has been disrupted. Talk to your doctor to discuss therapies to treat this infection, based on the specifics of your case. ...Read more
What is wrong if a am confident that I have yeast in stool. Recent uti, bv. Tender same place lt side pain dependent on diet, fullness of blad/colon?
Yeast always present: Yeast is present and every individual in the colon. At your age there are certain types of bacteria present in the vaginal region with the ph of the vaginal mucosa being approximately five. That low ph prevents overgrowth of more common bacteria that can infect the urinary track. Common antibiotics may eliminate that normal vaginal bacteria and lead to overgrowth of yeast in the vaginal region. ...Read more
Just had vaginal yeast infection 2 weeks ago and took diflucan. Now there is white fluffy/fuzzy still on my stool. (Went to Dom. Republic last week)?
My four-year-old autistic son had his stool analyzed. There was much yeast in it. Is this a symptom of leaky gut or can it cause brain fog?
No: I have reviewed some lab reports from mega labs that propose a normal value and suggest treatments when this normal component of the poo is found above their normal values. This is pure pseudo-science or snake oil. It does reach the autism community and embraced by some. Of course they will want you to repeat the studies several times to see if treatment worked. ...Read more
My four-year-old autistic son has a lot of yeast in his stool. Can this be a symptom of leaky gut syndrome or cause brain fog?
Myth: Everyone has yeast in their stool. It is ubiquitous in nature and comprises a variable part in the stool within hours of birth. It tends to increase in proportion after antibiotic use kills off good bacteria in the gut, and return to lower levels after the other gut germs rebalance. ...Read more
How to cure yeast infection, really bad feces type of odor, ichy-ness, yellow runny watery discharge, irritation, raw?
Can intestinal yeast or bacterial overgrowth cause pink rash both sides of butt crack? Can it come through the feces and affect the skin there?
Get evaluated: GI doctor, colorectal surgeon, dermatologist can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Problem may be dermatologic, infectious, inflammatory, functional, etc. ...Read more
Stool exam result of a 1 yr & 9 mos old baby: RBC 2-3/hpf. Pus cells 8-10/hpf. Could you please help interpret? Many many thanks in advance
Bacterial culture: Make sure to obtain a stool (bacterial culure) and stool specimen for ova and parasites. Consult your physican. ...Read more
Hi, My baby is 3 years and 7 months old. I got her stool exam result. It shows mucus present and Pus cells 5-7 HPF. Please let know what does thes...
Mucus and pus: Mucus and pus in the stool is non specific. Did the doctor also order stool culture and stool for ova and parasites? Is your child having diarrhea and/or abdominal pain? Is the doctor concerned about malabsorption, such as lactose intolerance or celiac disease. Does your child have anal fissures? If there are other tests please resubmit question. ...Read more
I did my regular pap smear exam and doctor asked me to do swab test which revealed in Gram stain that I have few puss cells and buddying yeast is seen?
Budding yeast: Since you have vaginal discharge and based on your report of budding yeast on the gram stain, you have vaginal candidiasis also known as a yeast infection. This is a fairly common condition and it is not an STD. It can be treated fairly easily, and I would ask your doctor for his recommendation/treatment. ...Read more