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No change in stool reports, persisting e-coli cyst count, pus cells, leukocyte trace in urinalysis post course of metronidazole. Cause?

hi doc, i m from philippines, yesterday was the tenth day of my 2year old daughter metronidazole medication and this morning i had her Fecalogy and Urinalysis report her ecoli cyst count didnt change (still 0-1/hpf) her urinalysis have these results: pus cells = 4-5hpf, leukocytes=trace. i wonder what happened, because before our doctor prescribed metronidazole her urine results were normal, and why does her stool results didnt change, thanks
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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Firstly, I urge you to relax. Both the results are normal.

On stool routine, it is normal to find E. coli cysts. Her urinalysis is also normal; pus cells of 4 to 5 are still fine.

Just give her plenty of fluids to drink, maintain good personal hygiene. Ask her to wash her hands frequently with a good antiseptic soap. Especially before eating any food or drinking.

She does not require any more treatment. She will be fine soon.


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Answered: Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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