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Stool culture shows gram positive for Cocci. Moderate gram negative rods. Meaning?

Stool cultures show gram positive for cocci many seen and moderate gram negative rods. All other stool sample test were neg. no c diff no WBC no ova par noe Coli shiga no camylobactor no salmonella. Have had very loose watery dirrehea for 2 months now. Have taken one round of flagel for it and it came right back. Down 15 pounds. Help
Mon, 20 May 2013
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Hello
welcome to health care magic
Regarding your stool culture gram positive cocci means either streptococcus or staphylococcus,clostridium
Gram neagative bacilli means either salmonella,e.coli,pseudomonas,shigella legionella etc..
Inthe query you did n't mention about the presence of blood in the stool...
2 months watery diarrhoes is a major problem...because of heavy water loss in the body,your kidneys may also lead to failure..
Immediately consult general physician and take antibiotics..
You have used falgel(metronidazole) it is targeted against anarobic bacteria and protozoa...
you need to take a mixture of antibiotics directed against gram positive .gram negative and anaerobic organisms.
Hope you understand my answer
Thank you
Dr.siddartha
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Stool culture shows gram positive for Cocci. Moderate gram negative rods. Meaning?

Hello welcome to health care magic Regarding your stool culture gram positive cocci means either streptococcus or staphylococcus,clostridium Gram neagative bacilli means either salmonella,e.coli,pseudomonas,shigella legionella etc.. Inthe query you did n t mention about the presence of blood in the stool... 2 months watery diarrhoes is a major problem...because of heavy water loss in the body,your kidneys may also lead to failure.. Immediately consult general physician and take antibiotics.. You have used falgel(metronidazole) it is targeted against anarobic bacteria and protozoa... you need to take a mixture of antibiotics directed against gram positive .gram negative and anaerobic organisms. Hope you understand my answer Thank you Dr.siddartha