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Are all strains of e. Coli bad for you?

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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Many e.Coli strains are harmless.
Some types of e. Coli cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and other illnesses.

In brief: No

Many e.Coli strains are harmless.
Some types of e. Coli cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and other illnesses.
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The day after one is born, one acquires millions of e.
Coli which will be in the colon until the day we die. Unfortunately, some strains of e.Coli can give us bloating and diarrhea. Certain toxic strains can cause hemorrhagic bleeding. This is the current strain e.Coli 0157:h7 that is in europe right now.

In brief: No

The day after one is born, one acquires millions of e.
Coli which will be in the colon until the day we die. Unfortunately, some strains of e.Coli can give us bloating and diarrhea. Certain toxic strains can cause hemorrhagic bleeding. This is the current strain e.Coli 0157:h7 that is in europe right now.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: No

The human body has both good and bad bacteria living inside it.
Although there are a few strains of e. Coli that are "bad, ", most e. Coli in the intestine are considered "good" bacteria. However, even "good" bacteria that is found outside of the intestines can cause disease (bladder infections, sepsis, etc.).

In brief: No

The human body has both good and bad bacteria living inside it.
Although there are a few strains of e. Coli that are "bad, ", most e. Coli in the intestine are considered "good" bacteria. However, even "good" bacteria that is found outside of the intestines can cause disease (bladder infections, sepsis, etc.).
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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