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What Does The Following Stool Test Result Indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017
Question: Hi,
My baby is 2months old.Today he passed watery stool for the first time (only once).He has been taking iron supplements since 15 days.He is formula fed.I had given his stool for stool test.Report result is as below - XXXXXXX blood - nil
Reaction - acidic
Mucus - present
RBC - nil/hpf
Pus cell - 02-03/hpf
Fat globules - nil
Bacteria - Increased, Yeast (+)
Macrophages - nil
Vegetable cells - present (+)
Round worm ova - nil
Pin worm ova - nil
Hook worm ova - nil
Larva of strongyloid - nil
EH cyst/veg form - nil
Giardia cyst/Trophozoite - nil.

Is the report normal or there is something to worry ?
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You may wait and watch for a day

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. The report is suggestive of bacterial infection. But as the baby is asymptomatic, I would recommend you to wait for a day before starting any definitive treatment. In case the baby has increased frequency of loose, watery stools with blood/mucus then start him on Cefixime drops (10mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses for 5 days).
At present, you may start him on ZnD drops (0.5 ml once daily for 2 weeks). This will help in improving her immunity for such infections. Maintain proper hydration by regular feeds. Try exclusive breastfeeding if possible. Ensure asepsis if you give formula feeds.

Hope it will be of help.
Take care
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What Does The Following Stool Test Result Indicate?

Brief Answer: You may wait and watch for a day Detailed Answer: Hi I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. The report is suggestive of bacterial infection. But as the baby is asymptomatic, I would recommend you to wait for a day before starting any definitive treatment. In case the baby has increased frequency of loose, watery stools with blood/mucus then start him on Cefixime drops (10mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses for 5 days). At present, you may start him on ZnD drops (0.5 ml once daily for 2 weeks). This will help in improving her immunity for such infections. Maintain proper hydration by regular feeds. Try exclusive breastfeeding if possible. Ensure asepsis if you give formula feeds. Hope it will be of help. Take care