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Red blood corpuscles present in diarrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type
Doctor :   Hi
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User :   what is the normal puse cell count in stool test
Doctor :   You mean normal pus count?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Pus cells normally found in stool samples are between 2-4 cells.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   coz my company doctor said have medication for another 2 days and do again a stool test and report fit.
User :   My stool test report showed pus cells 2-4 hpf and bacteria +
User :   which is normal i guess
User :   dont know y she told me to take 2 more days rest and do the test again
Doctor :   Pus cells are indicators of inflammation.
Doctor :   Since plenty of bacteria are present as normal commensal, most often pus cells are not used as the criteria for treating the condition, unless grossly abnormal.
Doctor :   Since you sample also reports bacteria, if you continue to have symptoms or if you have not completed the course of antibiotics
Doctor :   doctors may have suggested you to continue antibiotics.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you now.
User :   ok so u mean my next report should show no bacteria
Doctor :   If you have symptoms, yes you definitely need the medications.
Doctor :   If your symptoms are down, then depending on your initial diagnosis, presence of bacterial in the stool needs to be treated with full course of antibiotics.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ok i m currently taking Norflox and sporilac tablets ..any other thing i need to take
User :   and ya wht food can i consume....i mean what all food
Doctor :   May I know your initial symptoms that you had and what was the primary diagnosis of your doctor?
User :   diagnosis acute diahorreha
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and symptoms was feeling week and laxy
User :   i had ORS also for a couple of days but now i m getting solid feaces
Doctor :   Do you have stool routine and culture reports done initially with you?
User :   ya i have the stool report with me
Doctor :   Can you specify the reports of stool routine and culture?
User :   ya just a second
Doctor :   Norflox is useful for both amobeic as well as bacterial infection.
User :   Physical Examinaton
User :   colour yellow, consistency Solid,Blood Absent,Mucus Absent
Doctor :   If the stool report was suggestive of a bacterial or amoebic infection, then your current medications are good.
User :   Microscopy
Doctor :   Continue with them and you do not need any other supplements.
User :   Puss cells 2-4/hpf
User :   RBCs Absent,ova Absent,Cyst Absent,others Bacteria (+)
User :   r u there doc
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :   Was a stool culture performed?
User :   no
User :   i have no idea
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   As explained to you earlier, the medications are useful in bacterial and amoebic infection.
Doctor :   Since you did not have a stool culture with you; the presence of bacteria(+) probably promted the doctor to starting of the antibiotics.
Doctor :   So if your later sample showed the same report, I agree with your doctor and you need to continue to medication.
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