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Child having loose motions. Yeast cells present in stool test. Not gaining weight. What does it mean?

Hi. My 3 year old boy is experiencing LBM maybe 3 times a day. His first stool exam result shows no ova/ parasites. Same result for 2nd and 3 exam but on the 3rd it shows in others portion that he has yeasts cells +. What does it means? By the he s only 13.5 kls and not gaining anymore weight for the past few months. Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 23 Apr 2012
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Dear user,

Presence of yeast cells in a properly done stool examination is indicative of fungal infection of the alimentary tract. For this, it is necessary to take anti-fungal medications like fluconazole. This must be done under the guidance of a medical practitioner.

Please consult an appropriate registered medical practitioner.

With best wishes,

Dr. Taher
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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